Thursday, January 31, 2008

Black History Month Resource: “Classical music not all whites in wigs”

Celeste E. Whiting wrote an article entitled “Classical music not all whites in wigs” for the online publication “Our Michigan”. It explores the reasons for the creation of We posted it on Nov. 22, 2007. Today we post an excerpt again as a Black History Month Resource:

"It isn't right for people to grow up thinking that classical music is all white men in wigs." These are the words of Bill Zick, who wants people to know that minorities played an important role in the history of classical music.

Zick's website documents the history of minorities composing and performing classical music. His work combines a love of classical music with a commitment to racial equality.

Full Article

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