Mark is a graduate of the University of Michigan, holding both a Masters (MM) and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree. Prior to his position as the Program Director for Living Arts, he held the position of Academic Program Officer in the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach, managing a wide variety of academic, personal and professional development programs. He has held the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Alcorn State University and the University of Tennessee at Martin, teaching applied trumpet, music theory, music appreciation and brass methods courses. He has also performed with many orchestras and brass ensembles throughout his career.
Student Affairs Program Manager
“Maggie Reed is a third year music student studying Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education. She was a Living Arts member 2019-2020, and is currently a member of the UM chapters of the American Choral Directors Association and Sigma Alpha Iota. Maggie loves her dog, Willy and her many houseplants and she looks forward to one day putting her UM education toward being a choir director.”
Peer Mentor Coordinator
Lauren is a third year undergraduate student in the STAMPS school of Art and Design studying illustration and visual narrative. She has been both a mentee and a peer mentor in Living ArtsEngine. She’s been a student assistant for the Pre-College program at STAMPS and a camp counselor. She’s passionate about using art and design as a way to build community.