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Mark GMU Afro-Cuban 2015

Mark Davis is a 2015 graduate of the School of Music at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Mark graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance and a minor in Jazz studies   At Mason, 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.

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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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