2021: Lord, Don't Move The Mountain

2021 Pruit Memorial Symposium
Lord, Don’t Move The Mountain!
Women’s Voices in Gospel Songs and Hymns

Doris Akers, Lucie Campbell, and Fannie Crosby

Held virtually on Zoom - Free and Available to the Public
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Opening Keynote Address

Dr. Mellonee V. Burnim [BIO]
Professor Emerita, Ethnomusicology, Indiana University;
Visiting Professor of Ethnomusicology, Yale University (Spring 2021)
Thursday, February 18 - 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion

“On Themes of Influence, Innovation, and Invocation”
Thursday, February 25 - 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Fredara Hadley
Ethnomusicology Professor,
The Juilliard School


Dr. Cory Hunter
Assistant Professor of Music,
University of Rochester;
Assistant Professor of Musicology,
Eastman School of Music


Rev. Dr. Braxton Shelley
Assistant Professor of Music,
Harvard University


Dr. Horace Maxile, Moderator
Associate Professor of Music,
Baylor University


Closing Keynote Address

Dr. Alisha Jones [BIO]
Assistant Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University
Tuesday, March 2 - 3:30 pm

Each year the Pruit Memorial Symposium is made possible by the Pruit Memorial Symposium Endowment that was established in 1996 by Ella Wall Prichard and the late Lev H. Prichard III of Corpus Christi in memory of Helen Pruit Matthews and her brothers, Dr. Lee Tinkle Pruit and William Wall Pruit.