3 UArts Music Students Selected for Top Jazz Orchestra

Instrumental Performance majors Francis Carpino '12, Travis Hill '12 and Sean Marks '13 to perform at the Kennedy Center January 13-14, 2012

L-R: Music students Travis Hill '12, Sean Marks '13 and Francis Carpino '12

November 22, 2011

Instrumental performance majors Francis Carpino '12, Travis Hill '12 and Sean Marks '13 were all selected for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, which is recognized as the premier orchestra for the East Coast's finest college jazz musicians.

With three students selected, the University of the Arts has the most students chosen for this prestigious group.

"We are very proud of our outstanding young musicians," said Marc Dicciani, director of the University's School of Music. "The University of the Arts continues to be recognized as one of the very best training grounds for top-flight jazz musicians in the country."

Hill, a trombone player, Marks, a baritone saxophone player, and Carpino, a trumpeter, will perform with the orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on January 13-14, 2012, under the direction of renowned composer, arranger and performer Mike Tomaro.

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