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African Diaspora Music Project Collects 1,200 Symphonies By Black Composers

Louise Toppin is on a mission to recalibrate who, what, and how we program our concert seasons to enable a more equitable representation of music from composers of African descent. She is seeking a sustained and systemic cultural shift. – Classical Voice North America
Tags: Art, Music, Black Composers, Louise Toppin


University of Michigan African American Music Conference goes virtual, celebrates Willis Patterson's 90th birthday

WILLIS PATTERSON University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance Sept. 10, 2020 ANN ARBOR—Scholars, composers and performers from across the U.S. will come together for a virtual event that will celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of legendary bass singer, U-M alumnus and professor emeritus Willis Patterson.   The African American Music Conference, hosted by the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance, will take place virtually Sept. 18-20...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Nbc, Religion, Michigan, Louisiana, Patterson, Ann Arbor, Balthazar, Willis, Menotti, BRE, Robert Sellers, Southern University, Mark Schlissel, Nkeiru Okoye


Harry T. Burleigh Society: Meet Dr. Paul T. Kwami: Professor & Musical Director at Fisk University

Dr. Paul T. Kwami Meet Dr. Paul T. Kwami:Professor & Musical Director atFisk University The Fisk Jubilee Singers will perform Harry T. Burleigh's arrangement of "My Lord, What a Mornin'" during Saturday's concert. Dr. Kwami tells us about his impression of the piece.    One of my favorite things to do is watch and admire the beauty of nature. Some of the things that I admire are beautiful colors and formations of clouds that line the skies at sunrise and at s...
Tags: Religion, Burleigh, Fisk University, Sheppard, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Mornin, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin, Burleigh Sheppard, Zankel Hall Carnegie, Kenneth Overton Dr Crystal, Sheppard Free


Colour of Music Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence Price Mar. 27-30

Piano and Voice Recitals * Quartets *  Chamber Ensemble * Orchestra and Chorus Colour of Music Festival Orchestra 2019 Colour of Music Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence B. Price March 27-30, 2019/Charleston 2019 Colour of Music Festival Returns to Charleston This Spring March 27-30, 2019 Black Classical Musicians Festival Honors Pioneering Black Female Composer Florence B. Price FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—February 27, 2019 Charlesto...
Tags: Religion, Illinois, Florence, Caribbean, Richmond, Charleston, Houston TX, Charleston South Carolina, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Richmond VA, Pittsburgh PA, Charleston SC, Chelsea Tipton, Okoye, Burk, William J Zick


Harry T. Burleigh Society: Meet Professor Daphne Brooks: Keynote Speaker

Daphne Brooks Meet Keynote SpeakerProfessor Daphne Brooks Daphne Brooks is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies, Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University. She is the keynote speaker for the “More than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh and Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age.” ...
Tags: Religion, Hopkins, Yale University, Burleigh, Sheppard, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Saidiya Hartman, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin, Burleigh Sheppard, Zankel Hall Carnegie, Kenneth Overton Dr Crystal


Meet Dr. Marti Slaten: Executive Director and Co-Founder, Harry T. Burleigh Society

Dr. Marti Slaten Meet Dr. Marti Slaten:Executive Director and Co-Founder,Harry T. Burleigh Society What do concert spirituals mean to you? I am fortunate to have been a teenager when the recordings of Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman were in a fantastic height. I was eagerly taking private voice lessons while immersed in the beauty of their prolific output. It meant the world to listen to black women singing classical music that grew out of blackness a...
Tags: Religion, Jessye Norman, Burleigh, Fisk University, Sheppard, Fisk, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Zankel Hall Carnegie Hall, Kathleen Battle, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Lynne Foote, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin


Harry T. Burleigh Society: Meet Kenneth Overton: Opera Singer, Actor, and Arts Administrator

Kenneth Overton Harry T. Burleigh Society Meet Conference SpeakerKenneth Overton:Opera Singer, Actor, Arts Administrator Mr. Overton will be participating and performing in "The Concept of the Concert Spiritual & Black Art Music" at More Than the Promise of the American Myth: Rethinking Burleigh & Sheppard in the Second Gilded Age. ...
Tags: Religion, Philadelphia, Jessye Norman, Overton, Burleigh, Sheppard, Marian Anderson, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Willie Anthony Waters, Anton Coppola, Kenneth Overton, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks


Harry T. Burleigh Society: Meet Dartisha Mosley: A Fisk Jubilee Singer

Dartisha Mosley Harry T. Burleigh Society Meet Dartisha Mosley:Fisk Jubilee Singers® Tell us about yourself and your musical background. I grew up in Aurora, IL, the City of Lights. For as long as I could remember, I was singing. Every opportunity to sing or perform filled me with excitement, and I was committed. Throughout grade school and high school, I was a regular participant in talent shows and theatre productions. At my alma mater, East Auror...
Tags: Religion, Aurora, Burleigh, Fisk University, Sheppard, Fisk, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, East Aurora High School, Gwendolyn Brown, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin, Burleigh Sheppard


H.T. Burleigh Society: Meet Historian Dr. Jean Snyder, Burleigh Biographer

Dr. Jean Snyder Dr. Jean Snyder is the author of Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance. ...
Tags: Religion, America, Kenya, Paul Robeson, Burleigh, Sheppard, Marian Anderson, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin, Burleigh Sheppard, Zankel Hall Carnegie


Harry T. Burleigh Society at Carnegie Hall: Fisk Jubilee Singers & Conference, March 2019

Fisk Jubilee Singers® Sing Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals March 2nd 2019 Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall7:30pm  The Harry T. Burleigh Society and the Fisk Jubilee Singers® join in a historic performance celebrating Ella Sheppard (1851–1915), an original Fisk Jubilee Singer, and Harry T. Burleigh (1866–1949), leaders of the concert spiritual tradition. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® will perform the music of these under-heard cultural leaders, and make calls for freedom. ...
Tags: Religion, Carnegie Hall, Burleigh, Sheppard, Fisk Jubilee Singers, William J Zick, Harry T Burleigh, Harry T Burleigh Society, Ella Sheppard, Daphne Brooks, Louise Toppin, Burleigh Sheppard, Zankel Hall Carnegie, Kenneth Overton Dr Crystal, Sheppard Free


Winston-Salem Journal: Louise Toppin sings African-American art songs 3 PM Jan. 20

In this 1960 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in Atlanta.  (AP File Photo) Winston-Salem Journal Melissa Hall Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., the Music @ Home series will have a Martin Luther King Day Celebration at 3 p.m. Jan. 20. Louise Toppin, a soprano, and John O’Brien, pianist, will perform African-American art songs. Toppin is a renowned scholar and performer of African-American art songs. She is on the faculty of the University of Michigan a...
Tags: Religion, Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr, University Of Michigan, Department of Music, John O'Brien, William J Zick, Melissa Hall, Louise Toppin, Toppin, UNC Chapel Hill Free


Eric Conway: Marquita Lister receives grant to advance the African American Art Song and Negro Spiritual!

Marquita Lister Eric Conway writes: Good morning Morgan Fine and Performing Arts Community, I am pleased to announce that faculty member Marquita Lister, along with University of Michigan faculty member Louise Toppin, have been awarded the  Thomas Hampson Award of the American Musicological Society.  This award was given specifically for their research in The African American Art Song and Arranged Negro Spiritual for a New Generation   project.  Their research...
Tags: Religion, University Of Michigan, Morgan, San Antonio Texas, Lister, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Thomas Hampson, William J Zick, Eric Conway, Performing Arts Department, Marquita Lister, American Musicological Society, Marquita Lister Eric Conway, Louise Toppin, Morgan 's Opera, Eric Begin