Highlights from the African American Art Song Alliance conference
Last October, UCI’s Department of Music hosted the 25th anniversary African American Art Song Alliance conference. The four-day event took place at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts and was presented by the African American Art Song Alliance, an advocacy organization representing Black composers of Western classical art songs. It was the fourth consecutive African American Art Song Alliance conference to be held at UCI, where it has taken place every five years since being founded here by Darryl Taylor, UCI professor of music, one of the most widely recorded performers of art song. In recognition of Black History Month, Steve Chang, senior videographer in the Office of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs created this video celebrating the conference and its influence on 20th century American music.