Florence Price was told she had no place in classical music as an African American woman. But against the many odds present in her day and field, the musical pioneer created a space for herself.
Eighty-one years ago, you could walk into a tiny basement club in Greenwich Village (a.k.a. “The Wrong Place for the Right People”) and hear 23-year-old Billie Holiday end her set with a song called “Strange Fruit.”
Alumnus Dr. Joshua Neumann’s innovative musical exploration of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau earned him the American Musicological Society Thomas Hampson Award for research in classic song.
In Part II of The Bell’s two-part interview with Director of Worship Bil Mooney-McCoy, we pick up the conversation by hearing from Mooney-McCoy about what it’s like to be black in America in 2020.
To honor Dr. King, The Bell interviewed Director of Worship Bil Mooney-McCoy who, in addition to his work as an accomplished musician, is a teacher of racial reconciliation and the father of a professional Christian rapper.