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Baylor University Chamber Ensembles to be featured as part of Hill College Performing Arts Series March 2


HILLSBORO, TEXAS--Baylor University has a long tradition of performing as part of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Symphonic, choral and gospel ensembles as well as faculty solo and chamber groups have performed throughout the 23-year history of the series. On Thursday, March 2, several instrumental chamber groups from the university will present a concert in the Hill College Performing Arts Center.

Marrk SchubertMark Schubert, lecturer in trumpet, coordinates brass chamber music and chamber music outreach to the schools and community of greater Waco. Schubert has a long history of chamber music as he was a founding member of the Honolulu Brass during his 33-year tenure with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. Before coming to Baylor, he taught for 18 years at the University of Hawaii and has served on the faculty of the Brevard Music Festival for over 20 years. His performance background includes playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops in addition to opera orchestras in Boston and Houston. Schubert earned a bachelor’s degree of music with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree of music from Baylor University where he now teaches.

Meraki Woodwind QuintetThe chamber ensembles Schubert is bringing to Hill College include The Meraki Woodwind Quintet, The Mostly Graduate Brass Quintet, Ursino String Quartet, Barr Saxophone Quartet, The Jazz Bones Quartet and the Baylor Gold Trumpet Ensemble. The Ursino String Quartet, an ensemble of graduate string students, have won the privilege of performing at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City this May, along with two other Baylor chamber ensembles and five soloists. Like the Baylor Green Trumpet Ensemble, the Baylor Gold Trumpet Ensemble has advanced to the semi-finals of the National Trumpet Competition to be held at the University of Denver in March.

Baylor Chamber EnsembleAs always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge, thanks to the generosity of Hill College and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro Campus at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are required and seating is first come-first served. A reception will follow the performance, hosted by the Hillsboro Garden Club.

If you would like to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, you are invited to become a benefactor ($100), a sustainer ($50), a patron ($25), or a supporter ($10) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more you can become a lifetime benefactor. Names of all donors appear in each program. You may send your donation to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX, 76645.

Whether or not you support the series with a monetary gift, we hope to see you at the Baylor University Chamber Ensembles at Hill College.  For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage (hillcollege.edu) and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page. If you would like to be added to the series mailing list, email Phillip Lowe at plowe@hillcollege.edu.