Alvin Singleton is an African American composer who was born December 28, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York. He continued his education in music at New York University and got his M.M at Yale University. For fourteen years he lived in Europe as a Fulbright Scholar working with Goffredo Petrassi at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy. When he returned to the US he became the Composer-in-Residence with the Atlanta Symphony (1985-1988), Resident composer at Spelman College and was involved in many more. His awards for his musical composition go on and on and he was very talented in his field. Gaining local and overseas awards for his compositions.

Singleton worked with orchestra worldwide and has done extensive work for theatrical performances. Currently, Singleton is working on a new piece for the Momenta String Quartet for the 2018-2019 season.

Vashti Jones

Vashti Jones

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