Jason Chuong
Senior Lecturer
MAT, The University of the Arts
BM, The University of the Arts

Jay Chuong is a senior lecturer for the MAT program at the University of the Arts. He teaches the graduate-level course entitled “Alternative Ensembles,” which discusses inner-city education, lesson planning and using an alternative ensemble as tool to achieve educational goals.

Jay is also a full-time Class Instrumental (itinerant) Music Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. He provides small group instrumental music lessons in multiple schools throughout the week and has taught in over 18 different Philadelphia public schools in the past three years. He teaches grades 3-12 in some of the most challenging neighborhoods in Philadelphia with a $100 budget. He is actively involved with advocating for quality Arts Education programs in the Philadelphia public schools. His ingenuity and advocacy efforts have been recognized by President Barack Obama, Arne Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association for Music Education, and the School District of Philadelphia.

Jay also performs professionally as a jazz drummer in the Philadelphia area. He has performed in many theaters, clubs, festivals, and he frequently performs with the three-time Grammy nominated Brazilian-Jazz band Minas. Jay is a member of the Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He holds a Pennsylvania Instructional II Teaching Certificate in Music K-12. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with an MAT in Music Education degree and a BM in Jazz Drum Set Performance degree.

In November 2011, the U.S. Department of Education created a short film pertaining to Jason Chuong’s work.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

08:30AM - 09:50AM
03:00PM - 03:50PM
04:00PM - 05:20PM
02:00PM - 03:50PM
02:30PM - 04:20PM
Alternative Ensembles
TH06:30PM - 07:20PMCreat. Classroom Musicianship

Contact Info

Office: Merriam Theater 4TH
Tel: 215-717-6342
Fax: 215-545-8056