Sunday, October 28, 2012

'UNC at Chapel Hill - A Symposium of Celebration: Call for Presentations' on Margaret A. Bonds Centennial Opens Oct. 31, 2012 and Closes Jan. 3, 2013

Margaret Allison Bonds (1913-1972)African American Composer, Pianist & Musical Director, is profiled at, which features a complete Works List compiled by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
March 2–3 Symposium: Margaret Bonds and the Women of the Chicago Renaissance  

Concerts, lectures, and panel discussions • Co-sponsored with NCCU Department of Music • 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Person Recital Hall and B.N. Duke Biddle Hall, Duke University 

UNC at Chapel Hill - A Symposium of Celebration: Call for Presentations on the Occasion of the Centennial of Margaret Allison Bonds (1913-1972)

This symposium is convening to honor pianist and composer Margaret Bonds and her mentor Florence Price (1887-1953), who contributed significantly to the Harlem and Chicago musical Renaissances.  Investigations of the cultural, social, political, economic, educational, professional and artistic landscapes are invited.

Proposed session topics include: The Life and Legacy of Margaret Bonds; Margaret Bonds, Florence Price and the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances; “Bonds--Inside and Outside of the Lines” (blues, jazz, popular songs and musical theater); “Bonds and Beyond” (her influence on the present generations of composers); “Sacred Bonds” (the influence of church music on her sacred works and art songs); “Bonds Between the Lines—Reflections of Her Contemporaries”.

Presentations (scholarly papers, poster presentations, lecture recitals) are invited for submission.  Presentations need not be limited exclusively to the proposed session topic. Scholarly presentations should be kept to 20 minutes including questions.

All presentation abstracts must be submitted electronically to the attention of Louise Toppin at between October 31, 2012 and January 3, 2013.   The proposals will be reviewed and notification of accepted presentations will be sent no later than Friday, January 11, 2013.

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