Oberlin College and Conservatory

Black Reflections: Three Conversations on Racial Justice in Music - Contributions of Black Artists

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

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Black Reflections is a three-part panel discussion on Black artistry in concert music hosted by Oberlin Conservatory and the New World Symphony. Conversations will cover the historical and social context of Black musicians’ participation in concert music, the personal experiences of Black musicians, and reimagining a just and equitable future for Black artists in concert music. Panelists include Black artists, activists, scholars, and executives in classical music and jazz.

This project was created by New World Symphony Bass Fellow Michael Martin '17 shortly after the killing of George Floyd on May 25.

The first event on this webinar series, Contributions of Black Artists, will be moderated by Chi-chi Nwanoku. Panelists include Aaron Diehl, Aaron Dworkin, Fredara Hadley, and Tammy Kernodle.

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Black Reflections is funded and hosted by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the New World Symphony. The series is also supported in part by the Sphinx Organization and Gateways Festival. Black Reflections is an NWS BLUE project, made possible with support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.

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Arts, Music, Info Sessions/Presentations/Webinars, Performing Arts


Academic, Administrative, Conservatory of Music



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Thea Boyd

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