Marc Brand studied at the Conservatory of Lucerne, majoring in clarinet with Antony Morf. He pursued further studies with Peter Rieckhoff, professor at Hochschule der Künste Berlin, as well as with Suzanne Stephens and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Brand has performed concerts in Switzerland and other European countries. In 1991/92, Marc Brand lived in Mexico, studying the Latin music culture and teaching. Areas of research and development include musicians of different age groups in their respective living environments; musical practicing strategies; quality assurance and development in music schools.