Our Story

Cozy and comfortable, expressing the warmth one might expect from a studio called Autumn, the earth tones, fireplace and decorative touches make clients feel like they’re hanging out in their living room. Nestled in one of the most stunning cities in the world, Vancouver’s Autumn Studios is a relaxing space where you can be guided through and focus on composing, production, engineering, arranging, co-writing, career development and management.

 

“The most important thing is the personal fit,” says founder Mark Fenster. “People need to feel really comfortable, energized and inspired.”

 

The creative environment, ideal for recording original songs, film/theatre scores and healing music, has resulted in record deals, sync placements, award recognitions, countless recordings and live performances.

 

Among the artists who have worked out of the studio are rock legends April Wine; producer/songwriter Chin Injeti (Drake, Eminem, P!nk); Mark Ferris, concertmaster for the Vancouver Opera Orchestra; Ariel Barnes, former  principle cellist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (currently in Nuremburg);  and Mark Lyman, who spent a decade playing guitar with 80s pop singer Luba.

 

Originally from Montréal, Canada, Mark began with a dream common to many songwriters - to inspire healing into a better world with his songs.  His own songwriting and compositions focus on world peace, harmony, loving tolerance, and the ultimate discovery of our own unique beauty and universal connection.  


“I tend to work more with soulful people” Mark says. “The studio is just a warm environment where the message and the feeling is what's most apparent.”





Credits

Mark Fenster, Autumn Studios


Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award - Music for Peace, Community - Visioneers, 2021

Outstanding Production Award - Jessie Awards {noms} 1999, {winner} 2000


Select Composer, Recording Credits:

The Princess  |  Vocal Recording Engineer |  20th Century Studios  |  Disney

The Chronicles of a Teenage Mind {Bukola}  |  Artist Development, Co-Writer, Co-Producer/Engineer, Manager

Caravan {Tatiana Speed}  |  Co-Writer, Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios

spark {mark fenster}  |  Composer, co-Producer {w/ Howard Redekopp}, Arranger, Performer  |  Monarch, Menagerie, Autumn Studios

Song of the Ancients {Matthew Kocel}  |  Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios

Grace {Matthew Kocel}  |  Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios

Peace Blessing {Motive episode 403}  |  Composer, Producer, Performer  |  Motive Productions IV Inc.  Producer

PeaceWeaver :: Cantoria 2  |  Composer, Arranger, Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios Community Music Collective

Never Just a Dream (Choral)  |  Songwriter (music & lyrics)  |  Jubilaté Vocal Ensemble, Dr. Larry Nickel, Director, Arranger

String Poetry {Francis Xavier Edwards}  |  Producer, Arranger, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios Community Music Collective

Cantoria Spirit  |  Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios

Cantoria  |  Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Autumn Studios 


Film, Television, Theatre Score Composer Credits:

Battantes  |  Score Composer  |  Gone West Productions  |  Frederique Remy, Producer

The Mangler 2  |  Score Composer  |  Banana Brothers Entertainment Glen Tedham, Producer

Dangerous Attraction  |  Score Composer  |  W.I.N./Banana Bros. Entertainment  Glen Tedham, Producer

Menteurs  |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Théatre la Seizieme  | Craig Holzchuh, Artistic Director    

Clon@ge.PA  |  Outstanding Production Jessie Award Winner  |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer

                Théatre la Seizieme  | Alain Jean, Artistic Director

Paula Pan |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Théatre la Seizieme  | Alain Jean, Artistic Director    

Pierrette Pan |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Théatre la Seizieme  | Alain Jean, Artistic Director

Et si Dieu jouait aux dés |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer |  Théatre la Seizieme  | Alain Jean, Artistic Dir

The Dragonfly of Chicoutimi / Le Passage De L’Indiana |  Score Composer, Producer, Engineer  |  Acts of Passion ’97 

                Ruby Slippers, Pink Ink, Théatre la Seizieme - Producers, Alain Jean, Director

Endless Journey  |  Composer, Co-Arranger , Producer, Engineer |  Classique Art Jazz Prod’s  |  France Dufresne, Dir.

Wok With Yan  |  Composer, Producer, Arranger, Engineer  |  Wok With Yan Television Prod’s  |  Stephen Yan, Producer


Songwriting, Recording Sessions

Natalie Holt {Film Composer, Producer}, Jon Levine {Producer} - Vocal Recording Engineer

Chin Injeti {Producer, Co-Writer} - Producer, Co-Writer, Vocal Coach

Bukola {Artist} - Artist Development, Vocal & Songwriting Coach, Co-Writer, Manager

Mark Ferris {Concertmaster, Vancouver Opera Orchestra} - Producer, Co-Composer, Engineer

Ariel Barnes {Fmr. Principle cellist, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra , Currently in Nuremberg}  - Producer, Engineer

Francis Xavier Edwards {Founder and past Artistic Director , Mission Folk Music Festival}  - Producer, Engineer

Zoltan Roznyai {Associate Principle Cellist , Vancouver Symphony Orchestra}  - Producer, Engineer

Mohamed Assani, Anthony Anderson, Steve Smith, Chloé Hurst, Katya Pine, Nick Apivor, Finn Manniche, Holly Burke, Joseph “Pepe” Danza, Chilliwack, Luba, April Wine ….


Director, Performer experience:

Mozart Requiem  |  Bass Soloist  |  Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Paula DeWitt, DIrector

Verdi Requiem  |  Bass Soloist  |  SummerChor - St-Andrew’s Wesley Church, Darryl Dixon, DIrector

Stabat Mater {Dvorak}  |  Bass Soloist  |  St-Andrew’s Wesley Church, Darryl Dixon, DIrector

Songs of the Wasteland  {Premiere {2010}  |  Baritone Soloist  |  Chan Centre, Mark Ferris, Music Director

    > Encore performance {2016}  |  Baritone Soloist  |  Vancouver Academy of Music, Joseph Elworthy, Director

Sound Therapy Arts TV  | Music Director, Performer  |  Shaw TV |  J Peachy, Producer

Athena Arts Cabaret {2015,16}  |  Director, Teacher  |  Windermere Secondary School (VSB), Rick Mesich, Principal

World Music Concert for Peace  |  Director, Performer  |  St. Andrews United, Rev. Dan Chambers, Producer

Cantoria Premiere Concert  |  Director, Performer  |  East Vancouver Cultural Centre, Autumn Studios, Producer

Vancouver Opera {1998-2007}      |  Chorus, Comprimario  |  Leslie Uyeda, Les Dala, Chorus Masters

Curlew River  |  Ensemble  |  Festival 2000, Christ Church Cathedral, Bruce Pullen, Director

GM Place  |  Solo Anthem Singer  |  Vancouver Grizzlies, Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, Producer

Variety Club Telethon  |  Soloist  |  BCTV, Shel Piercy, Producer

H.M.S. Pinafore  |  Captain Corcoran  |  Fraser Valley G & S Society, George Cotton, Director

Semele  |  Cadmos  |  Pacific Handel Opera Society, Mehlinda Heartt, Producer

Fiddler On The Roof  |  Perchik  |  Footlight Theatre Company, Drew Borland, Director

BC Summer Games ’97  |  Soloist, Feature Artist  |  Dancing Cat Ent., Producer

The Magnificent Colours of Music

Thank you for visiting the Autumn Studios website.  We look forward to helping you achieve your dream!

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We respectfully acknowledge that we work, live, and play on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish People, 

specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Swwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlí̓lwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-waututh) Nations

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