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Bienen School of Music launches 'Black Composer Showcase' series
2021-06-28

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The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University has launched a new series of videos featuring performances of art songs and chamber music by Black composers.

The three-part Black Composer Showcase series (consisting of "Chicago Connections," "Poets of the Harlem Renaissance" and "Chamber Music Highlights") includes several performances by Bienen School voice and instrumental students, as well as scholarly background information on the works and composers provided by faculty and student musicologists and guest presenters.

The first video is available now in the Bienen School's Davee Media Library, at music.northwestern.edu/davee-gallery/search. Videos two and three will be released in the coming weeks.

The series is part of the Bienen School's ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) activities. Bienen faculty have been working independently and collaboratively in developing DEI initiatives for their studios and classrooms.


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