Category: Classical Composer

Ulysses Kay by Sydnei Young

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD5j1e1FY-U[/embedyt] Ulysses Kay was an African American Composer, Conductor, and Professor. Kay was born in January 7,1917 to a musically talented family. He learned Piano at 6 with William A. Ferguson. He studied the Violin

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Alvin SIngleton

  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.

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George Walker

George Walker is simply a man of firsts. Born on June 27, 1922, In Washington DC, Walker started playing piano at age 5. Walker went on to graduate Oberlin College in Ohio and then went

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Eva Jessye – Moving into Ownership

Eva Jessye was born in Coffeyville, Kansas on January 20, 1895. Her passion for music began with negro spirituals. Rooted in this passion for music was the influence of her great-grandmother and great-aunt. This generational

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Black Classical Composers : Olly Wilson

Olly Woodrow Wilson Jr.  Olly Woodrow Wilson Jr. was born in St.Louis on September 7, 1937. He grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood. His father, Olly Woodrow Wilson, insisted that he took up learning the

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Olly Wilson- Classical Composer

“My music is directly related to the struggle, in that it aspires to inform, motivate and humanize, my fellow men in their aspirations.” – Olly Wilson   Olly Willson, of St. Louis, Missouri, was a

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Julia Perry

Julia Perry is famously known as an American neoclassical composer. Neoclassical was very distinct from common classical music as it arose in the early twentieth century where composers attempted to reintroduce classical aspects from the

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David Baker: Jazz and Classical Extraordinaire

David Baker (December 21, 1931-March 26, 2016) Authors: Amirah Anderson and Khailah Bell   Biography David Baker was a jazz and classical composer and musician. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Baker received his Bachelor’s and Master’s

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