Honoring their Legacy

Honoring their Legacy: Shirley Verrett, Marian Anderson, & Grace Bumbry


This performance project will consist of a multi-media presentation of the historic duet recital presented by renowned African American operatic sopranos Shirly Verrett and Grace Bumbry in honor of Marian Anderson’s 80th Birthday. Anderson, a renowned mezzo soprano, was the first African American to perform in a principal role at the Metropolitan Opera.


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Dr. Luvada A. Harrison, CARI Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre/Voice


Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell, Assistant Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction, and vocal artist


Kevin Chance, Assistant Professor of Piano