Tag Archives: Florida State University

Chicagoan Lonnie Norwood Jr. Teaches “The Gospel Essentials” to Youth Nationwide

By Bob Marovich Earlier this year, the Chicago Children’s Choir was busy coordinating some 5,000 youth meeting in various in-school and after-school ensembles throughout the region. The sound of song was in the air everywhere. Then COVID-19 happened. Choirs became potential virus spreaders. Everything moved to virtual learning. CCC launched the online Arts Enrichment Sessions to keep its youth engaged during the pandemic and to impact young people ages 8 to 18 nationwide. “The Gospel Essentials” is among fourteen different arts enrichment courses from which students can choose. Taught by Chicago musician and educator Lonnie Norwood Jr., “The Gospel Essentials” ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: December 10, 2019

“You Deserve” Angela Moss Poole 141st Lane Music (release date: May 24, 2019) www.AngelaMossPoole.com By Bob Marovich Angela Moss Poole gives her own composition, “You Deserve,” a deliciously light touch. The song moves from gentle to overflowing and back again as Angela realizes that trying to describe God ultimately leads to simply praising the indescribable. She brings to this worship song her talent and experience writing for television, film, and in other music genres. It shows in the song’s CCM delicacy, in its gospel guts, and in its pop music construction. Dr. Angela Moss Poole is a graduate of Florida ...

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Dissertation Examines Professional Black Choirs

Florida State University doctoral candidate Isaiah Rodriques McGee’s 2007 dissertation, The Origin and Historical Development of Prominent Professional Black Choirs in the United States, is a fascinating and informative survey of the spiritual and jubilee choirs that toured the U.S. and abroad. McGee focuses on the Wings Over Jordan Choir (pictured) and the ensembles of Hall Johnson, Leonard de Paur, Albert McNeil and Eva Jessye; and modern professional choruses, such as the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and the Moses Hogan Singers. Download the dissertation for free: http://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/etd/2562/

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