Judith Anne Still
Judith is the daughter of African-American composer William Grant Still. Her mother, Verna Arvey, was the composer’s wife, librettist, and publicist. Verna Arvey was white and Jewish - which presented some challenges along the way. Judith talks about some of the prejudice she and her family faced.
William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com
Western Michigan University
February 17, 2017
Jack Perlstein writes to Judith Anne Still, daughter of William Grant Still:
Hi, Judy. The Symphony No. 2 is airing right now. I aired 2 more excerpts from our interview of 2 weeks ago. You can go to WMUK.org and find a link to the interview segments. Just click on your father's picture. There are also pictures of your mother and you (one I took when we were together last March).
Thank you, Judy. I enjoy our relationship so much, and working on all this with you.