Monday, February 18, 2008

Wilberforce University Alumni Include William Grant Still (1895-1978)

[Oregon Festival of American Music Presents William Grant Still; Koch 3 7546 2H1 (2002)]

Yahoo! 360° Spicy Thoughts of Hot Sauce - Wilberforce University:

“Located three miles to the east of Xenia, Ohio in the community of Wilberforce, Wilberforce University is a private, coed, liberal arts HBCU. It is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and participates in the United Negro College Fund.”

Notable Alumni of Wilberforce include:”

William Grant Still, first Black person to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, first to have a symphony of his own performed by a leading orchestra, and first to have an opera performed by a major opera company.”

[William Grant Still was an African American composer, arranger, conductor and oboist who is profiled at]

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