B.A., M.F.A., Loyola Marymount University

Mark Volman (Flo), along with partner Howard Kaylan (Eddie), is a founding member, vocalist, and manager of the musical group The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie."

The Turtles have sold over 60 million records worldwide and their hit songs (Happy Together, She’d Rather Be With Me, Elenore and You Showed Me) are only a few of the 10 top ten records they have had.

In the 70's, Mark joined up with Frank Zappa & the Mother's of Invention where he made 10 albums and wrote and starred in the United Artist's feature film, "200 Motels."

Mark has also sung on hit records with such notable artists as John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, T.Rex, Todd Rundgren, Blondie, Ozzie Osbourne, Linda Ronstadt, Roger McGuinn, The Ramones, Duran Duran, The Psychedelic Furs, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies and many more.

He has received Grammy nominations for his songs written for children’s television shows, such as The Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake.

Mark has survived in the music business for over 38 years as an on-air radio personality, radio syndicator, record producer, writer and journalist for national music magazines and network television.

“The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie” continue to be one of America’s most successful touring groups, performing 60 to 100 concerts around the world every year.

Scholastic history.

In the summer of 1992, at the age of 45 years old, Mark began college. In May of 1999 he graduated with his Masters Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Screenwriting. He has been honored with acceptance into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University, where he graduated Magna cum Laude and was the class Valedictorian speaker.

He received several Presidential Citations’ for special achievement and service and was on the National Dean’s list for four and a half years. He was a member of the faculty at Loyola Marymount University, where he taught Music Business & Industry courses in the Communications and Fine Arts department from 1997-2004. During that time he was also a member of the Music Department at Los Angeles Valley College teaching in the Commercial Music Program.



The present.

At the present, Mark conducts seminars as an “Artist in Residence” at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Mark is an active member of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), and MEIEA (Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association), and has conducted seminars for the Music Departments at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Indiana at Bloomington, Mt. San Antonio College, Cal State University at Pomona, High Schools, Jr. High Schools, and many others.

1997, he and his wife, Emily, created IntoACloud Entertainment, a multi-service music, consulting and production company, and he is finishing up his first book, a self-help manual for aspiring musicians and people hoping to survive in the music industry. As a music business consultant, author and teacher, Mark grabs the attention of his audience and students with his passionate knowledge of the music business.

Through his inspiring and motivational lectures, workshops, seminars and courses about the music industry, he brings extensive first-hand information, a history rich in support of independent music and a commitment to explain the complexities of an industry challenged by constant change and fierce competition.


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