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.


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