Diversity in Action
NYCC's Diversity in Action Intern: Mary Daugherty
Mary is a DMA student in conducting at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and was recommended for this project by Dr. Marques Garrett. She has created TWO outstanding repertoire resources for NYCC: 1) She has expanded and updated Dr. Garrett's "Beyond Elijah Rock" composer and repertoire list; and 2) She has started building a repertoire list (complete with links to composer bios and websites, perusal scores, and more!) of choral music by Native American composers. Find both of these resources, on two separate sheets, HERE. (You can visit Dr. Garrett's original database at the link at the bottom of the page).
If you have suggestions for updates to this database, please submit them using THIS FORM.
Mary shares: "Working with Dr. Garrett these past few months has opened my eyes to the world of historically excluded late composers, as well as underrepresented living ones. I’m drawn to this project because it will give me an opportunity to accurately catalogue Dr. Garrett's “Beyond Elijah Rock” repertoire list, and other future lists, making them easily accessible to other conductors. It’s my goal that my work on this project aids in my diversification, and that of others."
Composer Meet and Greet
NYCC Diversity in Action chair Everett McCorvey organized this wonderful opportunity to meet seven dynamic African-American composers and learn about their work. They included: Cedric Dent, Marques L. A. Garrett, Diane White-Clayton, Rosephanye Powell, Timothy Amukele, and Kathy Bullock. Watch the full event below.
Writings of pertinence
A Pledge of Anti-Racism in Choral Practice: https://www.blackvoicesmatterpledge.org
Lifting the Cone of Silence from Black Composers: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/arts/music/black-composers-classical-music.html
BBI* repertoire resources
Composer and repertoire list by Marques L.A. Garrett: https://www.mlagmusic.com/research/beyond-elijah-rock
Black Composers Music FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackcomposersmusic
31 Black Choral Composers: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e49ef526b594c4c6ca3db0c/t/5f5539f636732345b4dfef5d/1599420945355/Black-Choral-Composers-Blake-Morgan.pdf
*Black, Brown, Indigenous
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