Category: Classical Composer

The Arts/Classical

During the early 20th century was the emergence of composers who taught at Black universities/colleges, with a few of them winning critical acclaims. Their legacy was then passed down to the next generation during the

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Do you really know the Classics?

The classical genre originated around the 11th or 12th century in Europe, but was introduced to the African American community by the “Black Mozart”, Chevalier de Saint-George in the 1770’s.  African Americans were only seriously

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Classical Composer- Leonard De Paur

Leonard De Paur was born November 19, 1914 in Summit, New Jersey. De Paur studied music early on at the Manual Training Institute in Bordentown, New Jersey. De Paur was a member of the Hall

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Harry T. Burleigh

Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh was a black classical composer, arranger, and baritone soloist from Erie, Pennsylvania. He received his earliest music education from his mother, and was influenced by his grandfather, a former slave who

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