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Mark Viavattine

Mark serves as the 5th grade band director at ETM partner schools P.S. 154 and P.S. 175 in Queens, NY. In 2013, Mark received a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music.  During his time at ESM, Mark participated in select ensembles such as the world renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Eastman Saxophone Project, which has risen rapidly to international acclaim since its debut in 2010.  Mark was also a member of the Obsidian Saxophone Quartet, Phoenix Saxophone Quartet and the Eastman Jazz Lab Band.

Mark has performed in masterclasses for notable saxophonists Carrie Koffman of the Hartt School of Music, Kenneth Tse of the University of Iowa and Claude Delangle of the Paris Conservatory. Among other awards, he holds a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, an award given to few students each year based on exemplary jury performance.

Mark received his Masters degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of Miami: Frost School of Music in 2016.  There, he was a member of prestigious ensembles such as the Brian Lynch Artist Ensemble and the award-winning Frost Concert Jazz Band. He continues to teach and perform throughout the country.