Mark J. Davis   703-477-8183 Cell



Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance with Jazz Studies Minor         May 2015

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA            GPA 3.75, magna cum laude

George Mason University Ensembles

Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra

Athletic Bands, American Festival Pops Orchestra Herald Trumpets, Trumpet Ensemble

Jazz Combos, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Traditional Jazz Ensemble, Afro-Cuban Ensemble

National Honor Bands

George Mason Green Machine NCAA Top College Pep Band 2015

Michael Nickens, Director

US ARMY All-American Marching Band of 2010, Trumpet

Nola Jones, Director

American HS Honor Band/Carnegie Hall 2010, Principal Trumpet

H. Robert Reynolds, Director

Performance Experience

Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Alexandria, VA 2012-present

Loudoun Symphonic Winds, Sterling, VA, 2015-present

Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony, Fredericksburg, VA, 2016-present

Castaways Repertory Theatre, The Music Man, Woodbridge, VA 2016

Work Experience

Foxes Music, Falls Church, VA 2016

  • Private music instruction

New York Hellenic Philharmonic Society, 2016

  • Perform traditional Greek hymns and marches

Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Arlington, VA 2015

  • Substitute trumpeter

St. Louis Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA 2015

  • Play service music and accompany choir

St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA 2013-present

  • Play service music and accompany choir

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 2012-present

  • Play at graduation and university events

Prelude Music, Inc. Herald Trumpet Ensemble 2014, Chantilly, VA 2014

  • Manage all aspects of trumpet choir, including rehearsals, direction, instruments maintenance, and library management
  • Accompany trumpet choir

National Trumpet Competition, Fairfax, VA 2011, 2012

  • Hosted amateur and professional performers including coordination of performances, making announcements, and arranging transportation
  • Video recording of performers for Webcast and archives

Honors & Awards

GMU Vision Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Chapter

Golden Key National Honor Society

US Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award for Music Excellence

Trumpet Studies

Major Teachers: Kenny Rittenhouse, Stan Curtis, Roy Poper, Dave Detwiler, Chris Cunningham

Master Classes: Arto Hoornweg, Rex Richardson, Wayne Bergeron, Doc Severinsen, Rodney Marsalis,  Robert Frear

Professional Affiliations

International Trumpet Guild

Bugles Across America

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