Skip to main content

African American musicians

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ronald Roxbury music manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0129
Abstract Ronald Roxbury (1946-1986) was a composer, singer, flutist, and pianist. He was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and grew up as an African American during an era of segregation. He studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory with Stefans Grové and Earle Brown, earning a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in 1969. Many of Roxbury's works feature graphic or nonstandard musical notation. He also wrote several musical works that incorporate theatrical elements, such as ...
Dates: approximately 1960-1986

Sounds and Stories collection

 Collection
Identifier: PIMS-0091
Abstract

Sounds and Stories began in 2002 as an oral-history project. A Peabody Conservatory musicology seminar of 18 students interviewed dozens of participants in the music of Baltimore's black community to record their memories and to document their world and their legacy. The collection was assembled primarily from 1998 to 2004 and contains oral histories, photographs, and supporting research about African-American musical culture, especially in Baltimore from approximately 1930 to 1960.

Dates: 1923-2012; Majority of material found within 1998-2004