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Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5:00pmVirtual Event
ONEcomposer is a commitment to the celebration of musicians whose contributions have been historically erased. By providing a platform for the study, performance, and discussion of a single, underrepresented composer’s life and legacy for the duration of an entire academic year, ONEcomposer promotes a more complete understanding of musical histories. For the duration of the 2020-2021 academic year, ONEcomposer will spotlight the life and works of Florence Price. Through the support of the Central New York Humanities Corridor and Engaged Cornell, we will offer lecture-recitals, live-streamed performances, and a speaker series with leading Black artists, as we reexamine the excellence of the woman who first inspired ONEcomposer: Florence B. Price
Soprano Christine Jobson shares her research, recordings, and experiences with the beautiful song repertory of Florence Price.
Jobson's career has taken her around the globe, with performances in Spain, Portugal, Austria, Russia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and throughout the United States. Winner of the Salzburg Mirabell and George Shirley Vocal Competitions, Dr. Jobson's recent engagements include recitals featuring the opera music of Anthony Davis and performances of African American art song, including those by Florence Price. Dr. Jobson also sang in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera's highly acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess. Dr. Jobson’s recordings include By Faith, a collection of hymns and Negro spirituals with pianist Dr. Wayne Bucknor, and Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price with pianist Dr. Gregory Thompson. Nearly Lost was recently named one of Opera Wire's 10 essential recordings of Black composers. Dr. Jobson completed a doctoral degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, with a dissertation on the life and legacy of composer Florence Price. Her focus is on the preservation and dissemination of vocal music by African American composers, including Negro spirituals, anthems, art song, gospel, and hymns. Dr. Jobson currently teaches at Western Connecticut State University.