Mark A. Galang (born 1980) is a freelance composer, arranger, transcriptionist, studio musician and website content/blog writer who composes and arranges music for various purposes, whether it's for his own personal enjoyment or for other individuals and organizations. Mark has worked with various individuals such as Darren Michaels (http://www.d-star.co.uk) and Australian singer-songweiter Emi Waterson. Mark works as a freelance arranger and transcriber for MSE Music Services (a leading musician and entertainment provider in the Philippines). Through his association with MSE, he also had the privilege of working as a transcriber/copyist for veteran music director, pianist and arranger Romy San Mateo.
Mark's educational background is diverse, having earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy as well as being a board passer during the August 2004 Occupational Therapy Licensure Exams by the PRC. While earning his bachelor's degree, he has also made great lengths to earn education and training as a musician. Mark has been playing piano and guitar since his childhood, and has played in various relatively unknown bands such as Jacob's Ladder, a Christian music/progressive rock band from Malate, Manila.
After spending time performing with Jacob's Ladder from 1995 to 2000 along with other experiences from a variety of bands, he eventually settled down with his wife Nina in 2001 and started a personal recording project called "Sterilium" (much of its music is featured in this site), exploring a diverse mix of musical styles and genres. Fast forward to this day and age, Mark has independently released five albums as online "CDs" or "LPs" and continues to write his own brand of personal music along with providing musical and virtual assistant services (transcription, article/blog writing) for other individuals and organizations via freelance work platforms such as oDesk and others. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)