25th Anniversary African American Art Song Alliance

The African American Art Song Alliance is one of the nation's leading advocacy organizations, representing Black composers of Western classical art song. Its quinquennial conference is unique and inspirational for scholars and performers of this music. In an effort to maintain accessibility to everyone, there is no registration fee and usually no concert tickets. Come be part of this community of like-minded supporters!

October 13 - 16, 2022, we will convene a fourth conference on the performance, study, and support of art songs by African American composers. This 25th anniversary affair will focus largely on two areas: Social Justice, and the Harlem Renaissance Centennial Observation. Lectures, posters, composers, and performers are solicited for peer review. Submission deadline, May 15, 2022.

Please contact Emma Ginzel for any questions, eginzel@uci.edu.


World-class performers, scholars, and composers come from across the nation, with international guests. Registration and events are free!
Margaret Bonds
View the day by day list of sessions, guest speakers, panels, performances and events.
African American Art Song Alliance
Founded in 1997, this is the home of interchange between performers and scholars interested in art song by African-American composers. Here you will find information and links to assist with your discovery of our contribution to song.
Resource Links
View a list of African American Music Research resource links on the African American Art Song Alliance website.
Sonesta Irvine
Discover the Southern California lifestyle at Sonesta Irvine, just five miles from UCI and two miles from John Wayne Airport. View the website for more information on the discounted rate and shuttle services.
Call for Conference Proposals
Submit your proposal to present at the 25th anniversary conference. Submission deadline, May 15, 2022.