Five years after Fisk University was founded, George L. White created a nine-member choral ensemble of students and took it on tour to earn money for the University. They were immediately popular and toured around the country and the world.

The Fisk University Jubilee Singers performed negro spirituals that had been transcribed to be more technical and layered, a reflection of popular Western classical music at the time. This tradition gave rise to the jubilee quartet tradition.

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The Fisk Jubilee Singers are still performing today.

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Dominique Mosley

Dominique Mosley

Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=FLbm9t3RZVA9y42_4CtFUZGw&v=Ew8hshcuP0Y&layout=gallery[/embedyt] Founded in the fall of 1968 by Melanie Russell (Lee) and Rosalind Thompkins (Lynch), the HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR (HGC) of Howard University is

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[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0soOmx9Y2Ic[/embedyt] Like many HBCUs, Spelman College has a premiere music ensemble which carries on the negro spiritual tradition. The Spelman College Glee Club has

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