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Nevada School of the Arts Welcomes Justin DiCioccio

Nevada School of the Arts Welcomes Jazz Education Hall of Fame Inductee Justin DiCioccio as Artistic Advisor to the School of JAZZ@NSA Program

Justin DiCioccio, an internationally recognized Jazz Educator dubbed “The Musician’s Teacher,” hired to further expand and develop Nevada School of the Arts’ School of JAZZ@NSA Program

Las Vegas – (Nov. 8, 2018) – Nevada School of the Arts (NSA), a non-profit community based music education school serving Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, has hired Justin DiCioccio as Artistic Advisor to the organization’s School of JAZZ@NSA jazz education program.

DiCioccio, a three-time recipient of the Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, joins the NSA team with an extensive jazz education background, which includes leadership roles with organizations such as the Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, LaGuardia High School of the Arts and New York City All City High School Jazz Program.

“There’s hardly a more experienced musician and educator that Justin DiCioccio,” says five-time Grammy Award winning Jazz performer Maria Schneider. “I’ve enjoyed watching him conduct many groups and have watched scores of his students move on to wonderful careers of their own. His tireless, passionate, intelligent and spirited dedication are a gift to the jazz world.”

DiCioccio will work directly with NSA leadership, notably Nate Kimball, the School of JAZZ@NSA Program Director, to expand the scope of the program and enhance the curriculum being offered to students.

“Justin is an incredibly gifted educator and one of the most genuine people you will ever meet,” Kimball said. “His wisdom, experience and collaborative nature will prove to be invaluable to our students. We have already begun working on some exciting new concepts and ideas to implement into the program.”

School of JAZZ@NSA is a 14-week after school program that focuses on jazz performance improvisation, composition and arranging. The program is one of NSA’s newest educational programs and has shown strong growth and interest since being introduced in 2017.

“I’m proud to be a part of the Nevada School of the Arts family and excited to build the School of JAZZ@NSA into one of the country’s top jazz programs,” says Justin DiCioccio. “I look forward to working with the faculty, staff and students of NSA to create something special for the community.”