Jack W. Wagner, of Trumbull, CT is a 2019 graduate of Furman University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. He earned a certificate in grant writing from the University of Georgia in 2019.
His piano instructors included Michelle Zinagle (New Haven, CT), Alina Rothenberg (Charlotte, NC), Marco Lazzeri (Arezzo, Italy), and Drs. Ruby Morgan and Derek Parsons (Greenville, SC). Although a classically trained solo pianist, he is most passionate about collaborating with other artists. While at Furman, he was a frequent pianist and music director of musical theatre performances, as well as an accompanist for chamber ensembles, choirs, and solo instrumentalists and vocalists.
Also a dedicated researcher and writer, Jack has received recognition for several original research papers. Most recently, he was selected to present his lecture-recital, A Conversation of Love: Leonard Bernstein’s Relationships and the Shaping of his ‘Five Anniversaries’ & ‘Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)’ at the 2018 Southern Conference Undergraduate Research Forum. He is currently pursuing publication options for this research.
Jack is delighted to join the Atlanta Music Project staff and amalgamate his passions of music, writing, and societal change to further the transformative power of music in south Atlanta.