A native of Memphis Tennessee, Mark Cuthbertson began playing guitar at the age of 12. While in high school, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music during their annual Summer Guitar Program. At the same time, as a violinist, he was a member of the Memphis Youth String Orchestra and the Memphis Youth Symphony.
In college, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi where he performed as the guitarist in the school’s highest jazz band, as well as a violinist in their highest orchestra. Soon he transferred to the jazz program at the University of North Texas where he studied with Fred Hamilton before receiving his degree in 2000.
For years, Mark has worked as a sideman, composer, arranger and teacher, and his playing and arrangements can be heard in various contexts; both live and on record. In addition, he is the force behind the indie rock project, Fantasticboom, available on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
Mark is also an accomplished philosopher. His article, “Time, the ‘Open Acquittal’, and Divine Omniscience: Two Internal Problems with Open Theism,” appeared in the Westminster Theological Journal in 2005, and has been referenced in philosophical works from Oxford University Press and others. He has a master’s from the University of Dallas, where he graduated with honors.