Kreitzer, Mark

Brady Education Center LL05A
(651) 962-5850
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University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC LL05A
St. Paul, MN 55105

Mark Kreitzer has an Master of Arts in German Literature and another in French Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught German at Bethel University, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Minnesota. His musical career began with piano studies as a boy, switching to guitar when he heard the Beatles. Since then he also has become proficient with the banjo, mandolin, mandola, mandocello, fiddle, Dobro and bass. In addition to his award winning instrumental skills, he is an award winning songwriter, member of the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame, and is currently teaching songwriting at Cretin-Derham High School in St. Paul. In 2012, he wrote the music for an adaptation of Mark Twain's "Life On The Mississippi." Mark performs solo and with his own Mark Kreitzer Band, as well as with the gypsy jazz bands Mill City Hot Club, and Clearwater Hot Club, and the traditional New Orleans influenced band Patty and the Buttons. He can be seen sitting in with many other local bands, including Becky Schlegel, Rugged Road, the Southside Aces and French 75. His songs have been recorded by Joe Carr and Alan Munde, Becky Schlegel, the Middle Spunk Creek Boys, on his solo recording "Pages," and the self-titled "Mark Kreitzer Band" CD on the Okey-Dokey record label. Furthermore, Mark owns his own publishing company, Harvest Hop Musik. Mark Kreitzer's personal website can be found at:

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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MUSP 160 - 02 Perf Study: Banjo 50' - - - - - - - -

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21199 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours


Mark A. Kreitzer

Students will study basic and advanced plectrum and fingerstyle techniques for the 4-string and 5-string banjos. Other topics will include stylistic propriety of appropriate genres, improvisation and other issues pertinent to the banjo. Repertoire will include all American popular music styles. Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section.

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