Encore! CMC Sessions: The Impact of Black Culture on Ensemble Singing
Join Maestro and Nola Curtis on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm. They will be hosting a free encore presentation of their CMC Sessions event: The Impact of Black Culture on Ensemble Singing.
They will give an overview of the Black Music Program, a new program planned to start Fall Quarter designed to invigorate, imbue and empower students to be inspired by the foundation, innovation, and expansion of American music given to the world by Black slaves and their descendants. They will be previewing elements that relate to two courses planned for Fall Quarter.
Stay tuned for more information about the Black Music Program and two online classes with Maestro and Nola on Tuesday evenings starting in Fall. RSVP to attend this encore screening to receive a Zoom link.
This event will be conducted online via video conferencing. RSVP to receive the link to join, emailed prior to the start of the discussion.
CMC Sessions: The Impact of Black Culture on Ensemble Singing
Originally presented on February 9, 2021
Join Maestro and Nola Curtis for an eye-opening session dedicated to the impact of Black culture and music on ensemble singing. From field songs to barbershop quartets, the Curtises will discuss and demonstrate how Black culture has influenced American music, paying special attention to ensemble singing styles. Their session will provide historic and cultural context as it dives into choral singing, background singing, classical music, and American quartet singing. They’ll cover a wealth of styles, including blues, jazz, country, gospel, reggae, funk, and barbershop quartet.