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The Music of Nathaniel Dett: Presented and Performed by Clipper Erickson

Wed, Feb 07, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Clipper Erickson, Temple faculty member and gifted pianist, will present and perform the music of classical composer Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). Dett was the first graduate of African heritage to receive a degree from Oberlin College, where he studied both piano and composition; he continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music. Possessing a literary side in addition to a musical one, he wrote in favor of the use of African American folk music as a basis for serious artistic composition. His legacy primarily rests in his music for the piano and in the field of choral music.

Light refreshments served. Boyer recital credit given.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series. More at library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall