Musical Mosaic: Celebrating Black Composers

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Musical Mosaic: Celebrating Black Composers


Jan 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Join us Martin Luther King Day weekend as we explore the works of often overlooked Black choral composers and their lasting impact on American music with Dr. Marques L. A. Garrett of University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Garrett has devoted much of his career to uncovering and promoting lesser-known works by Black composers, and has selected some of his favorites for this participatory presentation that includes interactive discussion and singalong.

More about our Guest Speaker:

A Virginia native, Marques L. A. Garrett (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor of Music in Choral Activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Glenn Korff School of Music. He earned his PhD in Music Education (Choral  Conducting) at Florida State University. A versatile voice that performs both as a baritone and countertenor, Dr. Garrett has sung with several community, church, and university groups as both a chorister and soloist. He was the  countertenor soloist in the European premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo in the Limerick, Ireland. Dr. Garrett is an avid composer of choral and solo-vocal music whose compositions have been performed to acclaim by high school all-state, collegiate, and professional choirs including Seraphic Fire and the Oakwood University Aeolians. GIA Publications, Walton Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and  others have published several of his compositions.

This events is sponsored by Greenfield Savings Bank.

Guest speaker presented by Long Island Youth Orchestra Alumni.

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