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Summers is a passionate educator specializing in creative improvisation, composition, large and small ensemble techniques and jazz history. She works as a guest artist and adjudicator throughout North America and has a passion for curriculum and program development. 


Affiliations, past and present, include:


University of Wyoming

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Optimist Jazz Festival

Brandon Jazz Festival

University of Montana's Buddy DeFrancesco Jazz Festival

Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Camp

MacEwan Summer Jazz Workshop

Saskatoon Jazz Society Jazz Education Workshop

The Archipelago Project

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids

The Merit School of Music's Tuition-Free Conservatory

The People's School of Music

Ravinia Festival's El Sistema 

IAJE Canada's Jazzmobile

The Cleveland Institute of Music

Kent State University

Ashland University

Morehead State University

Chicago Academy of the Arts

BCMEA Scholarship Committee

Kentucky Music Educator's All-State Jazz Ensemble


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