George I. Shirley
Martin Luther King, Jr.
lease pass this along and join in on MLK Day in January, wherever you may be!
A Blessed Yuletide and New Year to all!
George I. Shirley
The J. Edgar Maddy Distinguished
University Emeritus Professor of Music (Voice)
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
734 417-3079 / 763-5097 fax
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The George Shirley Voice Scholarship at
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John Nix writes:
Hello, Professor Shirley,
I hope this note finds you doing well!
I was hoping you could help me out with a project. I am spearheading an effort called America Sings Together on Martin Luther King Day. I hope through your contacts in Detroit and around the country that you can help spread the word in for people to join together at 11:00 AM on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 16, 2017), and sing the traditional hymn, "Amazing Grace." The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the Americas. I hope you can help me by spreading the word to friends, churches, community organizations, and through Social Media. We want to have the whole nation singing together at that time! I am also working through NATS, NYSTA, and ACDA on this project – but we need leaders in each city to help spread the word.
Please visit and share the link for this event on Facebook, which can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/
Thank you! Have a wonderful holiday, and I hope to “hear” you singing on January 16th!
Associate Professor of Voice
University of Texas-San Antonio