Meet CAM's Associate Deans

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Mark Rabideau

Associate Dean for Faculty and Student Affairs Associate Professor
  • College of Arts & Media
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Author, speaker, educator, administrator, and artist-entrepreneur, Mark Rabideau is an international leader in reimagining how artists and institutions can thrive within the contemporary marketplace and respond to the challenges and opportunities we face in the 21st century.

A compelling arts advocate, Mark has delivered recent talks at Curtis, Yale, Cornell, The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Eastman Leadership Academy, American College in Greece, and American University in Cairo (Egypt) – where he was named Distinguished Visiting Researcher. He has served on The Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium and is President of the College Music Society.

Mark’s own entrepreneurial spirit has sparked the launch of a live radio show from NYC's upper-westside ("Live from Smoke"), which he hosted; the not-for-profit arts organization Artists Now, for which he served as Executive and Artistic Director; an original work with the American Repertory Ballet ("Worlds End"), that he produced. Mark is executive producer of "STILLPOINT" (New Amsterdam Records), featuring celebrated pianist and conductor, Awadagin Pratt, Grammy-winning, Roomful of Teeth, and Grammy-nominated, A Far Cry.

Mark is most inspired when helping artists make a difference in the world and when helping people who want to make a difference in the world become more creative.

His only hobby is collecting curious, creative people.

Mark has three beautifully talented children and is married to the love-of-his-life.

Areas of Expertise

Arts Entrepreneurship

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DMA, Music Performance and Literature

University of Notre Dame
MM, Music Performance and Literature

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BM, Music Performance


Recipient, Distinguished Visiting Researcher, American University in Cairo, Egypt (2018)

Recipient, Sharon T. Alpi Award for Innovative Arts Entrepreneurship Pedagogy, Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators (2018)

Recipient, A Teacher Who Made a Difference Award, University of Kentucky (2014)

Artist-Faculty, International Trombone Festival: Beijing, China (2007); Brasilia, Brazil (2007, 2010)


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