Join us for a presentation by George Lewis, American composer, musicologist, computer-installation artist, and trombonist.Lewis’s central areas of scholarship are exemplified by his widely read book, "A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music" (University of Chicago Press, 2008) which received the American Book Award and the American Musicological Society’s Music in American Culture Award.
Mark Burford is R. P. Wollenberg Professor of Music at Reed College. His published writing includes articles on Sam Cooke, Johannes Brahms, Alvin Ailey, gospel music, and opera. He is the author of Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field and editor of The Mahalia Jackson Reader, both published by Oxford University Press. In 2022, he was awarded the Dent Medal by the Royal Musical Association for outstanding contribution to the field of musicology.