Composer Mark Lackey has garnered premieres from the Eastman Wind Orchestra, Definiens Ensemble in Los Angeles, and violinist Courtney Orlando. He teaches theory, musicianship, and American music history at Towson University, and an introduction to computer music at Johns Hopkins University. He has received awards including a Johns Hopkins University Arts Innovation Grant and an Encore Grant from the American Composers Forum.
Lackey earned the degrees Doctor of Musical Arts in composition, Master of Music in Theory Pedagogy, and Master of Music in Composition from the Peabody Conservatory where his teachers included Christopher Theofanidis and the late Nicholas Maw. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda national honor society in music, the American Composers Forum, and the College Music Society. Lackey and his wife and daughter live in Baltimore.