Reflecting on the Past…Reaching toward the Future, II

E. V. Moore Building (University of Michigan) 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, Michigan

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 […]

Book Talk: “So You Want to Sing Spirituals”

Oxon Hills Branch Library 6200 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD, United States

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 […]


Art of the Spiritual Webinar

Zoom Webinar

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 […]