Saturday, January 28, 2012

Roland Carter Conducts Austin's '6th Annual Black History Concert Celebrating Black Composers,' 7:30 PM, Feb. 3

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Nicole Taylor. I am a graduate of The University of Texas Butler School of Music Butler Opera Program. I earned my Master of Music (MM) and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in May 2011. While I was there, I started a concert series that celebrates the accomplishments of Black American classical and jazz composers.

“As student researching information for a paper in class, I discovered a wealth of music that I had never heard before.” “By holding this concert every year during Black History Month, we hope to increase the awareness of classical music, jazz, American classical music, as well as Black composers in not just the Black community, but in this country in general.

"This is a free concert that is presented during Black History Month presented by The University of Texas Butler School of Music and Huston Tillotson University Music Department. This is the 6th Annual Black History Concert Celebrating Black Composers. We are bringing in Roland Carter who is a  composer/arranger known particularly for his arrangements of Negro Spirituals. You can read more about him here:

This year, the choir that will be singing his works will be a large combined choir including the UT Concert Chorale, the HT Concert Choir, and the Prairie View A&M Concert Choir. Individual students will also perform various works by Black Composers. This will be a wonderful evening. Please plan to attend or listen online if you are not able to attend. Please feel free to forward this info to anyone who may be interested. Attached is a PDF file of the poster for this concert.

Event: Black History Month Concert
Date: Friday, February 03, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Bates Recital Hall (The hall is located inside of the Butler School of Music Building 
2350 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, TX
Webcast: Broadcast will begin a few minutes before the performance.
· All Audio Webcasts are broadcast in Quicktime
· Quicktime Format: MPEG4-generic/44100/2 16-bit Stereo at 128 kb/sec
Phone: Music Hotline (512) 471-5401
Fees: Free Admission
Nicole L. Taylor, DMA
Founder and Creator of the Black Composer Concert Series

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