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In this new space, you’ll find opportunities for artists, information about fellowships, events, and much more.
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Launched in November 2021, this new program, positioned within the Institute of Sacred Music and working in partnership with YDS and other units, aims to organize and expand the scholarly attention paid to the music of the Black Church and to this tradition’s extraordinary influence on a host of musical cultures—confessional and commercial, American and global. Drawing on constituencies at Yale, in New Haven, and beyond, Music and the Black Church hosts a concert series, residencies, symposia, and course offerings.
- A reflection upon the program’s launch, by Prof. Braxton D. Shelley
- A student’s response to the same evening, by Terrance McQueen
- A postscript by ISM Director Martin Jean