Jazz Concert at SMCM April 2
March 17, 2010
Press Release #10-050
Welcome spring with an evening of cool jazz by the St. Mary's College of Maryland Jazz Combo at 8 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Room 25 of Montgomery Hall. The combo will be led by director Don Stapleson, accomplished saxophonist and flutist. Stapleson has performed with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon and Nancy Wilson, and has appeared on MTV with Danny Gatton.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.
More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.