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Magnolia High School's Aidan Clark was chosen to be part of the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy

By: Magnolia Independent School District
| Published 06/02/2022

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MAGNOLIA, TX -- Magnolia High School's Aidan Clark was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process. The Jazz at Lincoln Center's Summer Jazz Academy is the premier high school program for advanced high school jazz students. This two-week program designed and instructed by a select team of faculty, serves as a rigorous training institute for 42 of the most advanced and dedicated high school jazz students.

Students selected by audition, participate in one of two big bands, multiple performing small combos, receive private lessons, and experience classes in aesthetics, culture, history, performance practice, and pedagogy. In addition to this educational component, the institute will also feature several public performances featuring the student combos, student big bands, along with the members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra.

Aidan plays lead trombone in the Jazz Houston Youth Orchestra and is the first student in the history of the Magnolia ISD band program to make the Texas All-State Jazz Ensemble and plays trombone under the direction of Robert Medina. He is the son of Brannon and Michelle Clark.

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