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William Grant Still: The Dean of African American Composers

Monday, February 25, 2019

 

To finish off our Black History Month celebration, we want to honor William Grant Still, the first African American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera, performed on national television, and the first African American to…

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Florence Price: Once Overlooked, Now Rediscovered

Monday, February 18, 2019

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we want to commemorate Florence Price, the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: An Unjustly Neglected Composer

Monday, February 11, 2019

SHAR is beginning week two of our Black History Month celebration by highlighting Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, an English composer, violinist, and conductor who, in his regrettably short life, made a great impact on the global music community.

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“Black Mozart”: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Monday, February 04, 2019

February is Black History Month, and SHAR wants to celebrate by honoring the legacies of renowned, yet underappreciated black composers and musicians. Each week, we will recognize and commemorate one composer who has made an impact on the musical…

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SHAR Celebrates Black History Month

Friday, February 01, 2019

February is Black History Month! Following in the footsteps of Rachel Barton Pine's Music by Black Composers series, SHAR wants to celebrate by commemorating black musicians and composers who have been underrepresented or written out of music history.

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Music by Black Composers

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fresh off her visit to SHAR, where she conducted a master class with student musicians from the Community Music School of Ann Arbor, Rachel shares her insights behind her exciting new book series, Music by Black Composers.

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