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IN THE NEWS

Opera singer Denyce Graves is ready to 'turn the page' with new Foundation that champions overlooked musical voices 

BALTIMORE SUN: Denyce Graves, artistic director and founder of the Denyce Graves Foundation, talks about the foundation. She is in her studio at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she is a faculty member. Graves created the foundation to promote equality in classical vocal music, bring the stories of those not given attention to light and support young artists. 

WETA Arts Presents A Conversation with Denyce Graves: Her career, mentorship, Foundation, and future plans

The February episode of WETA Arts, the locally-produced television program of WETA that celebrates visual and performing arts in the Washington, D.C. area, will present a special feature on world-renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, with a focus on The Denyce Graves Foundation (DGF), which seeks to advance equity and inclusion in American Classical vocal artistry with an innovative approach that includes seeking out “hidden musical figures” of the past. 

Denyce Graves Foundation Appoints Terry Eberhardt as Executive Director, Fortifying Commitment to Equity in Classical Vocal Arts

The Denyce Graves Foundation (DGF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Terry Eberhardt as its new Executive Director, marking a significant stride towards advancing equity and inclusion in American classical vocal arts. With a distinguished background in arts education, philanthropy, and community engagement, Eberhardt is poised to lead the foundation in championing the often-overlooked musical voices of the past and fostering the growth of exceptional young artists.

Denyce Graves Foundation to Present Symposium 2023

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is set to welcome visiting classical voice students to its Baltimore campus for a symposium and intensive coaching sessions as part of Shared Voices, a collaboration between HBCUs and leading conservatories designed to foster a more diverse classical vocal arts...

Peabody Welcomes Shared Voices Symposium 2023

Peabody is proud to welcome Shared Voices Symposium 2023: In the Driver’s Seat, the second annual event held by faculty artist Denyce Graves’ namesake foundation’s collaboration among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and leading conservatories and music schools of North America...

Today, it’s Midday on the Arts. We begin with a conversation about a program designed to help further the educations and careers of young people of color in classical music...

Symone Harcum was a graduate student when she met the mezzo-soprano, who guided her through a field that has traditionally overlooked Black women.

Tenor Russell Thomas, an artist-in-residence at LA Opera since 2021, has been working to expand the company’s creative and community engagement programs, taking particular care to connect with the next generation of singers...

Hannah Jeané Jones ’22 first met Denyce Graves when the iconic opera singer taught a masterclass at Lawrence University last year.
Now a first-year classical voice master’s student at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, Jones finds herself a cohort member in Graves’ Shared Voices program…

Washington Performing Arts presents Denyce Graves with the inaugural Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award

Denyce Graves becomes the first recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg award, given by Washington Performing Arts...

The Denyce Graves Foundation Shared Voices initiative on Good Morning America: How this program advances diversity in classical vocal arts

Grammy-winning opera singer Denyce Graves founded Shared Voices, which connects students at HBCUS with those at conservatories, and student Kevin Webb performs a Handel classic.

An impresaria rediscovered in ‘The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson’

The ‘play with music’ stars mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as the founder of the National Negro Opera Company

The Denyce Graves Foundation to Posthumously Honor Mary Cardwell Dawson, Founder of the National Negro Opera Company, at Events in Washington, D.C. January 19 - 22, 2023 Ahead of Black History Month

Hidden Voices is the education and advocacy initiative of The Denyce Graves Foundation (DGF)...

The Denyce Graves Foundation to Posthumously Honor Mary Cardwell Dawson, Founder of the National Negro Opera Company, at Events in Washington, D.C. January 19 - 22, 2023 Ahead of Black History Month

Hidden Voices is the education and advocacy initiative of The Denyce Graves Foundation (DGF). Hidden Voices will...

Opera Star Denyce Graves’s Unusual New Role

In “The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson,” she plays a real-life trailblazer.

Shared Voices program aims to help HBCU students performers grow

Opera star Denyce Graves was in her first year of teaching at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University when she says she met a graduate student with a beautiful voice....

Letter from Vice President Kamala Harris

A Letter congratulating the Denyce Graves Foundation from Vice President Kamala Harris…

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its Annual Spring Celebration at The Peninsula New York in New York City.

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its Annual Spring Celebration at The Peninsula New York in New York City.

The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted its Annual Spring Celebration at The Peninsula New York in New York City.

NBC Coverage of Shared Voices launch at Howard University

Hidden Voices Exhibit Launches at The Kennedy Center, Honoring Mary Cardwell Dawson

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