John Mark Piper is an internationally known vibraphonist living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Piper is best known for his accomplishments as a solo vibraphonist, his design of the patented state-of-the-art Musser/Piper Vibraphone and critically acclaimed solo and ensemble original vibraphone music, recordings and educational magazine articles. Piper is also author/composer of “The Shapes and Patterns of Music” – Volume I and II and “The Shapes and Patterns of Rhythm”. Piper has authored numerous articles and essays for the Percussive Arts Society and The Instrumentalist magazines. Piper has performed and conducted master classes, clinics and performed internationally as guest artist at most of the top universities under the sponsorship of Vic Firth, Musser/Ludwig, Mike Balter Mallets, AKG Microphones and Steve Weiss Music. PIPER has performed multiple concerts at the South Pole and McMurdo Station Antarctica - the only vibraphonist ever to do that.