Jae Deal Visits Morgan State University
On November 17, 2017, notable Mathematics Department Alumnus, Mr. Jae Deal visited Morgan State University with members of Janet Jackson's State of the World Tour to share experiences with students and discuss the importance of working hard and persevering in school. Jae Deal is an American composer, arranger, music producer and orchestrator in various genres including pop, gospel, and hip hop. He is also a session keyboardist, programmer, and bassist in Los Angeles, California. He has worked behind the scenes and on stage with several premiere artists including Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Mary Mary, Karen Clark Sheard, Ne-Yo, Faith Evans, Tye Tribbett, T-Pain, Jessica Simpson and Wynton Marsalis. He has also contributed to the works of Elton John, Jill Scott and songwriter, Diane Warren. Other projects have included performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and musical direction for Kirk Franklin's Youth Ministry at Faithful Central Bible Church. The event was organized by the Office of Student Success and Retention's Academic Improvement Mandate (AIM) Program.