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Jun 7

Black Classical Muse: A Virtual Concert of African American Composers

June 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Experience the music of African American composers.

Be a part of our virtual audience and delve into the the compositions of African American composers through the incredible voices of Gene Clout, Kayla Harriott, Brian Major, Michelle Johnson, Governor Harris, Lauren Harris, Jadrian Tarver, Khyle Wooten and Van-Arc Wright.

When we think about African American music we often overlook Black classical music. 19th and 20th century Black composers like William Grant Still, Florence Price, Hall Johnson and William Dawson are names few of us have heard of. The stories of these brilliant composers often begin with innate genius, varying degrees of success and disregard from the larger white classical community in America and abroad. The American classical cannon is overwhelmingly white and Black composers largely absent and forgotten. Dr. Dwight Andrews, Associate Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University joins us to provide historical context.Join us in our virtual chamber to explore the music and learn about the lives of Black composers.

Admission is free for members and $7.00 for non-members. Click the link to register or purchase a ticket and we’ll send you a digital key and password. We look forward to seeing you!