Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
This week’s alumni profiles takes a look at a pair of alumni who are bandmates playing abroad this month. The Arch Stanton Quartet, a quartet including Christopher Macchia (SUNY New Paltz ’00) and Roger Noyes (University at Albany ’03), is currently touring Egypt in conjunction with AMIDEAST, an organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
While overseas, the Arch Stanton Quartet will perform at the Fifth Cairo International Jazz Festival, the American University in Cairo (AUC), and in Alexandria as part of a jazz diplomacy program. In addition to AMIDEAST, the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at AUC are promoting the Arch Stanton Quartet in its jazz diplomacy.