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Guest Artist Zak Morgan Shares the Musical Art of Storytelling With Baldwin Academies

Students at Midway Hills Academy and Lakeview Academy are learning the art of storytelling with guest artist in residence Zak Morgan.

Zak Morgan’s sense of humor and skill for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandpa George. Mr. Morgan’s album, "When Bullfrogs Croak," received a GRAMMY nomination. He has also made a movie for children called ZakLand with director Jay Silverman and former ABC head Tony Thomopoulos. He has collaborated with renowned bassist Dela to make "The Candy Machine", an elaborate concept album based on characters created by his grandpa. His most recent album, "The Barber of the Beasts", released by Universal Music Enterprises, features orchestral arrangements and a collaboration with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Bootsy Collins. Morgan lives in Cincinnati, OH where he grew up and continues to write, record, and perform concerts for children and families across the country.

Like his live performances, Mr. Morgan’s creative writing residencies use music and storytelling to exercise the imagination and foster the joy of reading, writing and creating. Students learn the elements of a story, create their own story, and turn their story into a song.

Mr. Morgan will be at Midway Hills Academy Monday and Tuesday, May 10th and May 11th from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and Lakeview Academy Wednesday and Thursday, May 12th and May 13th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. He will end the week by doing a performance for all classes at Lakeview Academy on Friday, May 13th from 12:10-1:10 p.m. Mr. Morgan's residency is a joint collaboration between the Baldwin County School District and Allied Arts.

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