THE DENYCE GRAVES FOUNDATION PRESENTS
SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1, 2023
IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT
REGISTRATION CLOSED. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
THE DENYCE GRAVES FOUNDATION'S SHARED VOICES PROGRAM OFFERS IN-DEPTH TRAINING IN ITS SECOND YEAR
To launch the second year of its flagship initiative, Shared Voices, the Denyce Graves Foundation presented a Classical Vocal Arts Symposium to participants in their second program year. This immersive experience offered an intensive, one-of-a kind opportunity for classical vocal arts and industry engagement, to give aspiring classical singers the knowledge and tools to become successful.
FEATURING THE EXPERTISE OF SUCH INDUSTRY LUMINARIES AS:
Baritone Opera Singer
World-renowned Mezzo Soprano
MARCIA LYNN SELLS
Chief Diversity Officer,
Artistic & General
STEVEN ZEITELS, M.D.
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation
Author, Bright Lights
President & Director,
Amplifying the foundational music training provided at conservatories and HBCUs, the Symposium provided students access to information about how careers in the classical vocal arts develop and focused on particular aspects of a singer’s career, including vocal health, mental health, and physical fitness.
ACTIVITIES DURING THIS RIGOROUS 3-DAY EVENT INCLUDED:
Cultivating Your Industry Network
Some sessions were open to the public via livestream. See event schedule for details.
For more information, contact us via email and stay tuned for future event updates.
Shared Voices is a ground-breaking collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and leading conservatories and schools of music in the United States. Inaugurated in September 2022 at the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University, Shared Voices builds on the longstanding connections between HBCUs and conservatories by working with institutions that are committed to preparing classical vocal artists and to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in a novel way. Institutions in the Shared Voices 2022-2024 Cohort are:
The Denyce Graves Foundation was founded in 2021 with the goal of achieving diversity, equity and inclusion across the musical spectrum. Through strategic partnerships and cross-industry alignments, including with HBCUs, conservatories and schools of music, The Library of Congress, The Metropolitan Opera, and The Smithsonian Institution, among others, the Foundation champions educational outreach, research, new works of art, and philanthropic investment in young classical vocal artists of world-class talent from all backgrounds.
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