Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss the question of whether non-Black singers--either soloists or choirs--should study and perform Negro spirituals. She will spend some time on historical concerns, on points to consider when deciding whether to study spirituals and on some thoughts about using dialect in performance. Jones’ presentation will serve as an opportunity […]
A concert of Negro spirituals performed by soprano Randye Jones and pianist Marlys Grimm. The spirituals, set by composer Harry T. Burleigh, along with excerpts from slave narratives, tell a story of the historic Underground Railroad and the escapees who took the perilous journey to freedom. The program is free and open to the public.
Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones’ current plan for the talk is to focus on the question of whether non-Black […]
Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones’ current plan for the talk is to discuss the beautiful "rare gems" in the […]
Randye Jones will give a presentation about her current research activities, including her recently released book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers, and the new project, Recorded Concert Spirituals: A Guide for Solo Vocalists. This Music Library Association Conference Paraprofessional Showcase session will highlight the work of Paraprofessional Members of the […]
Presentation on performing concert spirituals for solo voice as well as discussion of whether non-Black singers should study and perform spirituals. For undergraduate and graduate voice students at University of Iowa
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Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:44:46 AM
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Subject: Midwest MLA 2020 Presentation Proposal
On behalf on the Midwest Chapter of the Music Library Association, we are happy to inform you that your proposed presentation, “Researching the Negro Spiritual,” has been accepted by the Program Committee for the Chapter’s upcoming fall 2020 meeting, October 22-23.
As you know, the meeting will be held online using Zoom. If you are not familiar with or don’t have access to Zoom, please contact a member of the Program Committee listed below. Information about presenter use of Zoom will be forthcoming.
We are looking forward to your presentation and thank you for your willingness to contribute to the success of the Midwest Chapter’s meeting. You can find the program and registration information at http://mwmla.blog.musiclibraryassoc.org/2020-meeting/
Katie Buehner, chair, MLA-MW Program Committee email@example.com
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The Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing will hold its 2021 workshop with a focus on spirituals and feature lectures by Randye Jones and performance and masterclasses by Ollie Watts Davis and Casey Robards. Live events will be held at the Martin Center for the Arts, East Tennessee State University. Jones' […]
To commemorate #Juneteenth 2022, Holland & Knight’s Diversity Council is hosting an informative virtual program about Negro spirituals – the soulful, often religious songs initially used by enslaved persons to communicate with and encourage one another. Ramona La Roche, Ph.D., the Cultural Heritage Informaticist for the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, will moderate a […]