Mark Costa is an electric bassist and has performed and toured with numerous Australian and international artists. This list includes The Temptations, Tom Jones, Leo Sayer, Go West, Chris Isaak, Debbie Reynolds, Thelma Houston, Maxine Nightingale, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich, Shannon Noll, Guy Sebastian, Wa Wa Nee, James Morrison and John Foreman among many others.
Between 2003 and 2009, he was the resident bassist and one of the arrangers for the hit television series “Australian Idol”.
His academic studies were completed through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he received a Master of Music in Composition (Jazz) degree under the supervision of Bill Motzing and an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies. He has also completed several courses in arranging, jazz composition, counterpoint, orchestration and digital music production through Berkleemusic (www.berkleemusic.com) which is the online school for Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.
He has spent many years at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) where he has lectured classes in bass, music theory, arranging, songwriting and digital music technology. Currently he is the full-time course coordinator and lecturer in the Contemporary Department at AIM, and a casual lecturer in contemporary music arranging at the University of Western Sydney (UWS).