MACON–Mercer University students Stephanie Cox, a junior music education major from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and John Jenkins, a senior music major from Macon, will perform in Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Feb. 25. Cox and Jenkins were chosen from small universities across the United States to participate in the Small College Intercollegiate Band, as part of the College Band Directors National Association's biannual convention. Dr. Larry Livingston will serve as conductor of the band.
According to Dr. Douglas Hill, director of instrumental ensembles in Mercer's Music Department, "This is a great honor and privilege for these students to have the opportunity to perform in such a prestigious hall with a famous conductor."
Cox studies clarinet under Dr. Monty Cole, and Jenkins studies trombone under Charles Anderson.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.