Mark Tatum is a member of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, principal bass of the Opera Southwest Orchestra, and assistant principal bass of the New Mexico Philharmonic.
He’s performed with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra in Germany, the Moab Music Festival, the Cascade Festival of Music, and numerous regional orchestras throughout the inner mountain West.
Tatum is active in jazz music and in composing for string ensemble. After teaching music at the University of New Mexico for 30 years, he retired in 2019. Tatum began playing with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in 1989.