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Autumn 2021: Reclaiming an Alternative History: New Piano Music of Florence Price

The unconscionable neglect of one of America's greatest composers is finally encountering a slow-burn renaissance which one hopes, for all those pianists and piano teachers with progress in their sights, will become an incandescence of music-making. While those interested in the keyboard music of this composer, described by...
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Althea Waites
Dr. Armstrong's article on new piano music of Florence Price was most impressive. His comments about the pieces were informative a... Read More
Saturday, 25 September 2021 17:48
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Spring 2021: First Looks: Book Reviews: Where Are All the Black Female Composers? and Why is My Piano Black and White? by Nathan Holder

Review by Vanessa Cornett When I first held these books in my hands and leafed through their cheerful pages, the same thoughts kept running through my mind. This is how we rock the boat. It's time. Are we ready? I sincerely believe the answer is yes.  Music study can instill a lifelong appreciation of music and the arts, an...
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Piano Sonata in E Minor by Florence Price  Performance Videos

Winter 2020: Pupil Saver: First Steps into Ragtime

First steps into Ragtime If you're looking for a lively early-intermediate piece in ragtime style, you can find it in the music of Florence B. Price, one of America's preeminent African American composers. Ticklin' Toes checks all of the ragtime boxes, yet in a way that is accessible for students who are not advanced enough to tackle the music...
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Piano Music by Black Composers: Music for all Skill Levels with Leah Claiborne (11-04-20)

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Cindy Harris
Thank you so much! I am planning a black composers' recital for my students in the spring, with a special emphasis on Florence P... Read More
Thursday, 05 November 2020 15:55
Is there movement on how to be more inclusive in the mainstream method books (Alfred, Faber, Piano Safari, etc.?)
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Karin Edwards
Thank you, Dr. Claiborne! So appreciated hearing these pieces, complete, played so sensitively, as well as your teaching points. ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 17:34

“Hidden Figures” in Piano Pedagogy: Leveling Piano Music by Black Composers

A Call for Representation  In 2016, the movie, Hidden Figures, based on the novel by Margot Lee Shetterly, put a spotlight on African American female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1960s. This biographical film exposed the significant contributions that Black females made to NASA du...
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This is what diversity sounds like

In her book Hidden Figures (the basis for the 2016 movie of the same name), Margot Lee Shetterly observed, "The electrified fence of segregation and the centuries of shocks it delivered so effectively circumscribed the lives of American blacks that even after the current was turned off, the idea of climbing the fence inspir...
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