Vocal Repertoire and Performance: African American Composers

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Sheet music for "One Year: 1914-1915," by H. T. Burleigh, 1916. (Image courtesy of the Historic American Sheet Music Project, Duke University.)


MIT Course Number

21M.410 / 21M.515

As Taught In

Spring 2005


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

The primary focus of this Vocal Repertoire and Performance course is placed upon the works of African American composers and concert artists. Students gather biographical data and explore art songs, operatic arias, ensembles, choral masterpieces, and arrangements employing sacred and secular texts. Additionally, students conduct inquiry into works representative of their own heritage. This course is required for vocalists in the MIT Emerson Music Performance program; others may be admitted by audition.

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Pamela Wood. 21M.410 Vocal Repertoire and Performance: African American Composers. Spring 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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