2016 Hoover High School graduate Tyler Greengard is joining a select group of students from across the globe to study and perform with the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.
Greengard plays the tenor saxophone, and this was his second year to be selected to join the group of 42 high school jazz musicians.
This year’s academy is being held at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York from July 18-31. The two-week residential institute, designed and instructed by Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis and a select faculty, serves as a rigorous training program to focus intensively on the students’ artistic development and commitment to become the next generation of great jazz musicians.
The summer program also includes several public performances, which are being incorporated into the Bard SummerScape 2016 Festival, a seven-week-long arts festival which includes opera, music, theater, dance, film and cabaret.
Greengard was a member of the Hoover High School First Edition Jazz Band under the direction of Sallie Vines White. In the fall, he will attend William Paterson University in New Jersey and major in jazz studies.
– Submitted by Debbie Greengard.