AC Boys & Girls Club Names Jerry Compere as Artist in Residence


AC JosepH Media

ATLANTIC CITY — The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City announced last month that musician Jerry Compere has been appointed as its first as the very artist in residence.

Compere brings over 25 years of experience to the organization. At the age of 14 he won first place in the European International Piano Competition, where he competed against 384 other pianists. He is an alumnus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton where He earned his bachelor’s in music education with a principal study in piano performance/pedagogy.

“At this stage of my career of over 25 years of performing, producing, orchestrating and teaching music education, my focus is to continue to help the next generation discover, develop and maximize their musical talents in ways they never imagined,” Compere said in a statement released by the Boys & Girls Club.

“I want to equip them to take up space and take advantage of opportunities using their creative skills and abilities. I am honored to be able to carry out this vision in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.”

Compere is also an award-winning composer of the 2021 Peabody Award for his film score Cops and Robbers currently on the Netflix streaming platform. He has also played for many artists such as Lauren Hill, Wye Clef Jean, Wayman Tisdale, Genuine, Tye Tribbett, Bradd Marquis Sings Sam Cooke and many more.

He will be working with students on music composition, production, singing, among other projects.

“We are elated beyond measure to have someone of Mr. Compere’s caliber and talent to impart and engage our members,” said Dr. Charles A Wallace II, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

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