Reflecting on the Past…Reaching toward the Future, II
September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
This conference focuses on the curation of music of the African Diaspora for future research and performance from September 12-15, 2019. Through a series of lectures, panels and performances by leading scholars, composers and performers, attendees will discuss rediscovered operas, have conversations on the newly created operas on African American themes, hear a workshop performance of Edmonia by William Banfield, discuss sociopolitical musical thought, and the 400 year suite (commemorating 400 years since the beginning of slavery), discuss innovations in art song curation, discuss institutional aspects of diverse faculty and student development, composer discussions about the creation and delivery of African American music, explore the work of composer/preachers, creating sustainable organizations for African American music, discuss the salon for building black musical thought and much more.
Randye Jones is scheduled to be a panelist at this conference Friday, September 13, at 9 a.m.