Jazz pianist, educator and author, Dan Haerle, visits Milton Academy this week as the Melissa Dilworth Gold artist. From Sunday, May 7 through Thursday, May, 11, Dan teaches classes, leads workshops for students and performs for the community. Dan is a former faculty member of the University of North Texas and the author of several jazz textbooks. He is an active performer and recording artist, and has worked with other great musicians including Clark Terry, Pat Metheny, Mel Torme and Al Jarreau. In 2003, Dan was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education “Hall of Fame” which celebrates individuals whose musical contributions and dedication to jazz education have created new directions and curricular innovations for jazz education worldwide. Dan Haerle visits Milton as part of the Melissa Dilworth Gold ’61 Visiting Artist series, which commemorates Melissa’s life and interests by bringing internationally recognized artists to campus. As part of the series, each visiting artist also spends time with public school students.