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Program Director

Mark Jones

Mark has most recently served as an Academic Program Officer in the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach, Managing a wide variety of academic, personal and professional development programs as well as serving as an academic coach for the M-STEM academy. He has worked as an 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 the mid-west, south and Mexico.

He holds a bachelor degree (BM) from the University of Akron, a Masters (MM) and Doctorate (DMA) from the University of Michigan and a Performance Certificate from Northwestern University.

Program Assistant

Ruth Marsh

Ruth is the program assistant for both Living Arts and Lloyd Hall Scholars. Prior to working for Living Arts, Ruth was the administrative assistant for Festifools, a wonderful puppet parade that descends on Ann Arbor every April Fool's Day.


Graduate Student Intern

Darin Martin

Darin Martin is a first year master’s student in the University of Michigan’s School of Education, where he is pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in Higher Education with a focus on Management and Organizations and Student Access and Success. He completed his BA in Music and Performing Arts Management through the University of Michigan. Darin also serves as a Graduate Student Instructor for the Michigan Marching Band, and a life member of the honorary band service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.