This page hi-lights the websites/workings of our participating members.
Anthony Kelley ~ Emmet Price ~ Trevor Weston ~ James Lee ~ Guy Ramsey
Stephen Newby ~ Tammy Kernoodle ~ Evelyn Simpson Currenton ~ Michael Abels
Composers of Color Collective
Composers of Color is a collective, group of colleagues of working composers brought together to discuss, explore the creative conditions of our music in the marketplace, academy and concert world. The main purpose is to provide
collegial support, advise and to bring visibility, and institutional partnering to the programming, public exposure, understanding, study and performance of new music creation. We also believe those of us in the arts and humanities have a tremendous responsibility to provide direction and training of young people today. Committed to mentoring, outreach, expanding the base of sonic literacy, our group is inclusive of composers, creative artists, educators, university and community administrators, who too are committed to the visibility and support of this kind of music programming.
Brought into action
April, 27, 2013,
One of the purposes of our meeting was to function as a strategic planning session for a sustainable series of events focusing on the future programming of concerts, symposiums, publications, sharing and resource gathering, connected to scholarly information and collegial base support of our efforts to create new music. We also felt it needed to be initiated by us, creative musicians for our cause, not any institution.
But, we thought it ” smart” to invite “administrative heads and doers”
first, to the table who through their expertise and associations can help to put down a sustainable track of events. And so a draft mission statement was proposed, meant to be amended at the first annual meeting…
And we remember the famous 1969 summit at Indiana U, that the book Black Music in Our Culture( 1970) and The Black Composer Speaks( 1978)were published which both serve as the landmark works that help to chart our challenge forward.
Thus we crafted a meaning and mission statement forward….
Regina Harris Biacohhi
Evelyn Simpson Currenton
Andre Myers ( email@example.com)
Gary Powell Nash