Saturday, December 29, 2012

Phyllis Fleming: 'Equally admirable is the distinguished career of his sister, Frances Walker-Slocum, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music'

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: 24 Negro Melodies
Frances Walker-Slocum, Pianist
Orion 83105 (2006)
Marquis Classics Distribution

A Miraculous Journey
Frances Walker-Slocum
AuthorHouse (2006)

Frances Walker-Slocum

We published a post on George Walker, who is featured at, on December 27, 2012: " 'George Walker: Prominent Composer & Washingtonian Grew Up on Sherman Avenue'"

Phyllis Fleming writes in response:

Dear Bill,
It's been another busy holiday season.  I'm finally catching up on emails.  As always, I'm grateful to you and your work on the AfriClassical website for providing invaluable information.
I have admired George Walker for many years.  I was honored to have participated in a masterclass at Levine School of Music many years ago, when my string quartet performed his "Lyric for Strings".
Equally admirable is the distinguished career of his sister, Frances Walker- Slocum, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  She was on the faculty at Oberlin from 1976, until her retirement in 1991.  Please see the following link from the Oberlin College Archives:
Happy New Year to You and Yours!

On October 5, 2011 AfriClassical posted: "George Walker: 'Missing from the list of outstanding black women pianists is Frances Walker Slocum.'

Comments by email:

Thank you very much, Bill.  
Best wishes for the New Year.  George  [George Walker]

Hi Bill,  Thank you so much for posting this additional information.  Frances is still living in Oberlin and doing well.  She will be pleased to see this posting. 'Warm wishes to you and yours for a Happy New Year!  Phyllis  [Phyllis Fleming]

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