How a 20th-Century African American Composer is Shaping Classical Music Today

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.

In Tune With Others: How Singing Together Can Help Us Navigate Hard Conversations

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.”

Music, Science and Faith Inform Award-winning Research

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.

How Does Race Affect Daily Life in America? An Interview with Bil Mooney-McCoy, Part II

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.

How Much of Dr. King’s Dream Came True? An Interview with Bil Mooney-McCoy, Part I

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.