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We want to offer our congratulations to American Music authors Katie A. Callam, Makiko Kimoto, Misako Ohta and Carol J. Oja for recently earning the Irving Lowens Article Award from the Society for American Music. Citation from the prize committee: … Continue reading

On January 6, 1955 contralto Marian Anderson became the first African American soloist to sing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She appeared in the role of Ulrica (a Creole fortuneteller medium) in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Born in 1897, Anderson’s parents moved to … Continue reading