Instrument for career development - mentorship with Norah Jones at the 2022 Ralph Pucci Jazz Set

During a masterclass, I remember our Artistic Director Christian McBride said, “JAZZ HOUSE KiDS is meant for teaching young individuals how to become good citizens and people.” I started to understand the importance of having the right people guide students in the right direction. This is ultimately what led me to pursue a career in higher education administration.”

JAZZ HOUSE Montclair Alumn Albert Kuo, M.S.Ed candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

FACT: Schools that produce the highest academic achievement in the US today are spending 20% to 30% of the day on the arts, with emphasis on music.

Source: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

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Summer Workshop student playing sax