About the Educator


Baltimore School for the Arts encouraged dauda to participate in outreach.  BSA runs various initiatives that provide students the experience of giving back.  During this time, dauda also worked with Carl Grubb's SAX Jazz Camp and the Positive Vibrations Foundation's Jazz Camp, the same programs that he attended as a child.  While at Oberlin, dauda continued this work by teaching private lessons to local students and fellow Oberlin students who majored in liberal arts.

The curriculum at Oberlin Conservatory included jazz/classical music theory, jazz/classical music history, and improvisation courses.  dauda developed his understanding of these subjects with Oberlin's incredible faculty.  These include Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, and Fredara Hadley.  dauda participated in masterclasses with Terrence Blanchard, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eric Harland and many others while earning his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance.

dauda was awarded the FIGs Initiative Grant by Oberlin to study Sabar drumming for one month in Senegal.  This trip was the catalyst for dauda to reconnect to his familial and musical roots while composing his senior recital.  dauda was also chosen to represent Oberlin's jazz program in its prestigious Danenberg Honors Recital, as a member of the Michael Ode Sextet.

dauda is accepting students and eager to pass along the knowledge he has been fortunate to receive through his years of study.

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