Educating

is

Activism

DGF is focused on the intersection of social justice, American history, and the arts. Deeply inspired by the achievements of America's hidden musical figures, the foundation is invested in doing research and educating the public about their remarkable stories of courage and persistence. From enriching our musical heritage to preparing the diverse pool of tomorrow’s vocal stars, DGF will positively impact how artists are valued in this nation, encouraging inclusive opportunity, access, and advocacy for the next generation.

We are rooted in the belief that now is the time to increase our nation’s commitment to its artists, both past and present—for America’s future and for the whole world. In paying homage to the achievements of so many who have gone before while serving the real needs of today’s emerging artist singers, The Denyce Graves Foundation is giving back and paying it forward at the same time.

THE INTERSECTION OF

SOCIAL JUSTICE

AMERICAN HISTORY

& THE ARTS

EMPOWERING the next generation of gifted classical singers who reflect the diversity of color and cultural backgrounds that make up the rich tapestry that is America.

Aerial View of Junction

Our Team

Dr. Karen Bryan
ARKANSAS
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Justin Bell
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Simone Brown
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Taylor Boykins
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Kit Emory
Clyde Jones
New York
Lee Koonce
New York
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Melinda Gainer
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Symone Harcum
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Gilbert Hernandez
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Isabela Pazdzierski
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
JoyAnne Amani Richardson
Diana Chazaud
Pennsylvania
Ronald Smith