Dr. Gayle Serdan, D.M.A

Recording/Touring Artist-Educator

Dr. Gayle Plays: Xk System/Sk1-88

A graduate from the University of Southern California’s prestigious Thornton School of Music, Gayle has a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies with minors in Music Education and Electro-­‐Acoustic Media. She received her Master’s of Music from the University of Southern California and undergraduate degree in music from the  University  of  La Verne after studying at the  Dick Grove School of Music. Gayle is a well-­‐respected featured artist and educator. In addition to leading her own jazz duo, trio and quartet, she has performed with Rosemary Bailey, Joanne Grauer, Joyce Collins, Dr. Reed Gratz, John B. Williams, Jennifer Leitham, Paul T. Smith, Stacy Rowles, Betty O’Hara and the  Jazzbirds, Jack DeJohnette, Gilad Atzmon, Seiler Piano Company, Hammond Organ Company, the world-­‐renowned Les Brown Orchestra, and The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.  Her areas of interest are jazz organ, jazz piano, jazz history, the art of improvisation and music therapy. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and has received numerous awards from the National Association of Jazz Educators. Currently, Gayle serves as Senior Adjunct Faculty at The University of La Verne and is also a veteran teacher of Music Appreciation and Piano Lab at Etiwanda High School. Gayle also serves as Director of “Musician’s Crew” for the Youth Mentoring Action Network and performs live in the Southern California area with On the Soul Level, an organ trio/quartet, The 50-­‐Fifty Duo, and Daddio’s Radio.