Carl Allen at The Academy

Yesterday was a special day at The Academy. In addition to Dance Department students learning from Harris Theater choreographer in residence Brian Brooks, Music Department students were treated to a master class from world-renowned jazz drummer and former Head of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School, Carl Allen. Check out the few pictures below!

Mr. Allen coached Academy jazz combos and jazz vocalists and led a fascinating Q&A on the life of a professional jazz musician. In the coming months, he'll be touring with Benny Golson, Christian McBride and many others.

Carl urged Academy students to stay hungry and curious, and work hard.