Upcoming Events
African American Art Song and Spirituals for a New Generation.

March 6, 2014

Vocal Masterclasses with George Shirley


The Charles Wright African American Museum
Detroit, Michigan

Free Classes: Thursday, March 6, 12:30pm and 4:30pm

Description: Metropolitan Opera Singer and Grammy-Winning University of Michigan Professor George Shirley will work directly with student performers to guide their understanding and improve their musicianship.

The George Shirley African American Art Song and Operatic Aria Competition.

March 14, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The George Shirley African American Art Song and Operatic Aria Competition

Click here to register online

(Competition date is May 24, 2014)

Calendar

March

March 6, 2014

Vocal Masterclasses with George Shirley

The Charles Wright African American Museum
Detroit, Michigan

Free Classes: Thursday, March 6, 12:30pm and 4:30pm

Description: Metropolitan Opera Singer and Grammy-Winning University of Michigan Professor George Shirley will work directly with student performers to guide their understanding and improve their musicianship.


March 14, 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The George Shirley African American Art Song and Operatic Aria Competition

Click here to register online

(Competition date is May 24, 2014)


Saturday and Sunday March 21 & 22, 2014

Carolina Peforming Arts' Process Series
African American Art Song and Spirituals for a New Generation.
presented by Sopranos Louise Toppin and Marquita Lister

8:00 pm

Hill Hall Auditorium at The University of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


April

April 13, 2014

George Shirley's completion of 80 years upon the stage of life.


The Charles Wright African American Museum

Detroit, Michigan

Description: Concert and champagne reception in honor of this legendary singer.

Tickets for concert and reception: $40
(this ticket has a donation value of $15)

Please purchase tickets at: http://georgeshirley80.brownpapertickets.com

For more information, click here to download formal invitation.


April 26, 2014

Composers of Color Collective

The Berklee School of Music

Boston, Massachusetts


May

Concert4acause: A Videmus fundraiser

Northside Community Church

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date/Time/Location TBD


Saturday May 24, 2014

The George Shirley African-American Art Song and Operatic Aria Competition

Kerrytown Concert Hall
415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Description: Open to singers of all races and ethnicities, this competition focuses solely on vocal compositions written for the recital or operatic stage by composers of African-American descent.

Application Deadline is March 14, 2014

More Info


June

Music of the African Diaspora Summer Music Institute

The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Description: Announcing a 2014 one week summer Institute to study, research and perform music of the African Diaspora with master teachers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Look for registration and more information soon.