About the artist
Mark A. Peay, a native of Baltimore, MD. Has long been a fixture to the arts and entertainment industry. A graduate of the Baltimore School of Performing Arts and former Musical Director for Grammy nominated recording artist, Kelly Price and awarding winning playwright and director, Tyler Perry, Mark is known for his cinematic textures that he brings to both the stage and screen. When not recording, performing or writing, Mark Peay can be found teaching and empowering students, educators and the community in the power of Artistic Empowerment. As a music teacher, educator and youth advocate, Mark has championed the cause of Urban Youth Development through his C.R.U.N.K. Kids Network (Creating Rhythmic Unity in our Nations Kids) and the C.R.U.N.K. Kids Record label, an urban alternative to the mainstream music for kids. Through his I D.R.E.A.M. Series (Developing Rising Entrepreneurs through Arts & Music) and his children’s musical play entitled, “Lemonade”, Mark Peay is utilizing the Performing Arts to offer youth creative diversions and crime deterrents. Mark joined Arts for Learning’s roster of teacher artists in March 2020.