JoyAnne Amani Richardson
JoyAnne Amani Richardson is a versatile musician who moves between the concert stage, the church, and academia as a solo pianist, collaborative artist, composer/arranger, teacher, rehearsal coach, conductor, and clinician. She has performed in major venues, both nationally and internationally and served on music faculties in colleges and universities. During Covid, she collaborated with Denyce Graves for the New York Festival of Song virtual concert series, “Black Market and Other Songs for Survival.” Ms. Amani currently serves as the Director of Music Ministry at the Colesville United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, MD. Her compositions have been premiered by the Jubilee Singers (UMBC) and she has had many of her works published. Believing that the gift of music can have a transformative effect on individuals, families, and communities, she founded Beauty for Ashes: a chorale and ministry that promotes healing, hope, and wholeness through music and spirituality.