Mark E. Perry serves as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Historical Musicology at Oklahoma State University. In addition, he serves as music business coordinator. He holds a Ph.D. in music from the University of Kansas, and his dissertation explores Catalan nationalism in relation to the early works of Roberto Gerhard.
His scholarly interests include the music of Spain and Latin America, the composers Roberto Gerhard, Lejaren Hiller, and John Cage, as well as minimalism in music and electronic dance music. Active as a scholar, he has presented papers at national and international conferences such as the Society for Ethnomusicology, American Musicological Society, International Council for Traditional Music, and Society for American Music. He has been invited to present his research at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Spain), Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain), Katholieke Universiteit (Leuven, Belgium), University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Arnold Schönberg Center (Vienna, Austria), Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca, Italy), and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland). Engaged in publishing, he has contributed to the Roberto Gerhard Companion (Ashgate, 2013) and written many articles for Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Grove Music Online, and Grove Dictionary of American Music. He has also made contributions to American Music, World of Music, Journal of the Society for American Music, Latin American Perspectives, MLA Notes, and Fontes Artis Musicae. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the recording review editor for American Music.
As a classical guitarist, he has performed in Europe, North America, and South America. He studied classical guitar under Philip Hii, Jaume Torrent, and James Reid, and flamenco guitar with Manuel Granados. Under the moniker thund3rbunny, he deejays and produces E.D.M. music. He owns and operates the record label Bunnyhous3 Records.