Leading music and arts ministers to explore tradition and innovation in Black sacred music

October 17, 2023

Eight leading music and arts ministers from across the country will visit Yale at the end of October to be part of a panel and night of song that explores tradition and innovation in Black sacred music. The leaders are: Dr. Joyce Garrett, Dr. Will Harris, Evg. Barbara Jackson-Sago, Leon C. Lewis, L’Tanya Moore-Copeland, Minister Walter Owens, Dr. Eddie Robinson, and Dr. Diane White-Clayton. The events are part of the Institute of Sacred Music’s Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church and are co-sponsored by Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, and Yale Black Seminarians.

On Thursday, October 26, a 5 p.m. panel will explore the enduring and emerging challenges and opportunities facing those who minister through music and the arts. A dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m., catered by Sandra’s Next Generation, and then participants will gather at 7:30 p.m. for a service in Marquand Chapel where participants will be revived by the rich and robust range of Black Sacred music repertoire.

The events are all free and open to the public.  Registration is required and livestream is available.  View full details, including speaker bios and links to register.

Read more about ISM’s Interdisciplinary Program in Music and the Black Church.