2021 Pruit Symposium Panel Discussion, "On Themes of Influence, Innovation, and Invocation"

DateFebruary 25, 2021
Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
LocationHosten on Zoom. Find or request the Zoom link at baylor.edu/pruit

Baylor University proudly presents the 9th annual Pruit Memorial Symposium on Black Gospel Music, "Lord, Don't Move the Mountain: Women's Voices in Gospel Songs and Hymns-Doris Akers, Lucie Campbell, and Fanny Crosby," hosted via Zoom.

On Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. CST, Dr. Horace Maxile, associate professor of Music Theory at Baylor, kicks off this year's Pruit Symposium with a panel, “On Themes of Influence, Innovation, and Invocation,” which features Dr. Fredara Hadley of The Julliard School, Dr. Cory Hunter from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, and the Rev. Dr. Braxton Shelley at Harvard University. A moderated Q&A will follow the panel presentation and discussion.

This event is free and available to the public via Zoom.

The symposium continues with a keynote address by Dr. Alisha Lola Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University-Bloomington at 3:30 p.m. CST on March 2, "Tracing a Womanist Legacy of Self-Possession and Musical Sisterhood in the Life of Gospel Foremother Lucie E. Campbell."

This year's symposium concludes with an address by Dr. Mellonee Burnim, "The Song-Sermon as Signature Shirley Caesar" on Tuesday, Mar. 9 at 3:30 p.m. CST. Dr. Burnim is professor emerita at Indiana University-Bloomington and currently serves as visiting professor of ethnomusicology at Yale University.

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