Mark Ardrey-Graves, a North Carolina native, received his early musical training on piano and violin and by spending hours listening to recordings and radio broadcasts of classical music. He attended the University of Richmond, where he studied harpsichord, violin, voice, conducting, and organ. He earned an MA in Performance Practice/Musicology from Duke University, where he focused on early keyboard instruments. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Duke, and is currently pursuing a DMA degree in Choral Conducting at James Madison University. Since 2005, Ardrey-Graves has worked as an organist and choral director in Episcopal churches, currently serving as the Director of Music at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg. He is also active as an accompanist and continuo player. Mark is married to Sara Ardrey-Graves, a priest in the Episcopal Church, and is an avid backpacker, brewer, and animal lover.