Mark GMU Afro-Cuban 2015

Mark Davis

Mark Davis is a 2021 Masters Degree graduate of the George Mason University School of Music in Fairfax, Virginia.  During his time as a graduate student, Mark performed with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Brass Ensembles, The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band and Trumpet Ensemble.

Mark completed his Music Recording Technology Certificate Program in December 2017 at Northern Virginia Community College.  Mark has performed in Next Stop Theatre Company’s productions of Beehive and Matilda.  He also has played with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and the Loudoun Symphonic Winds.   In addition to performing, Mark is a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools and teaches private lessons at Melodee Music in Sterling, Virginia.

In 2015 Mark received his bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from Mason’s School of Music. While an undergraduate, Mark performed with the Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, Athletic Bands, and the Herald Trumpets of the American Festival Pops Orchestra. He volunteered for the National Trumpet Competition held at Mason and performed with The Friends and Family Chamber Orchestra of Fairfax. Mark is a member of the George Mason chapters of the Golden Key International Honour Society and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2012, Mark raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of his grandfather, a music conductor and educator.

Prior to college, Mark was a trumpeter in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and the principal trumpet of the American High School Honor Band’s 2010 Carnegie Hall performance under the direction of H. Robert Reynolds. That same year he received the U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence. Mark is a member of the International Trumpet Guild.

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