I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: an Exploration of Black Composers with soprano Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox & pianist Kathryn Goodson
April 2 @ 2:00 pm
Soprano Minnita Daniel-Cox
& Pianist Kathryn Goodson
I Know Why The Caged Bird sings:
an exploration of black composers
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 at 2:00 pm
“I sing my song and all is well.”
~Paul Laurence Dunbar
Kerrytown Concert House is honored to present acclaimed soprano and Paul Lawrence Dunbar specialist, Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox, with pianist Kathryn Goodson in a recital of art songs and arias featuring the works of groundbreaking and celebrated Black composers such as Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Betty Jackson King, Adolphus Hailstork, and more!
Art Song in the intimate setting of Kerrytown Concert House offers a special opportunity to hear world-class artists in a living room setting. Please join us for what we know will be a compelling afternoon of music with two wonderful artists!
KCH’s Classical Salon presentations are generously supported in part by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox attended Bowling Green State University, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, and the University of Michigan, where she earned her Masters of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees.
In 2014, Dr. Daniel-Cox established the Dunbar Music Archive and has presented her research for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the National Opera Association, College Music Society, Society for American Music, National Association for Music Education, International Society for Music Education, Song Collaborators Consortia, Ohio Music Education Association and the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives.
She has performed Dunbar Archive repertoire recitals in venues across the United States including the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, University of Puget Sound, Ohio Northern University, Central Michigan University, Detroit Musicians Association, Taylor University and Hanover University with a recital tour in Stara Zagora, Haskovo and Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Dr. Daniel-Cox has received over $350,000 in funding for her Dunbar work, including two National Endowment for the Humanities grants and a Mellon Foundation grant for the Dunbar Project.
Dr. Daniel-Cox is an active member of the African American Art Song Alliance, National Association of Negro Musicians, National Association of Teachers of Singing and is an alumna of the NATS Intern Program. She serves on the board of the NOA and is Co-Chair of the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Initiative for the National Opera Association.
Dr. Daniel-Cox regularly appears with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Society of Dayton. Recently, she has performed the roles of Anna Gomez in Menotti’s The Consul and Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with Dayton Opera. She is regularly featured in broadcasts with for WDPR Discover Classical.
She is currently the Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of the Voice Area at the University of Dayton, where she teaches applied lessons and music courses, serves as Artistic Director of the yearly musical/opera productions, coordinates the Dayton Opera Apprentice Program, and coordinates the Vocal Performance Institute, a summer program for high school-aged singers.
Get to know the artist: Dr. Minnita Daniel Cox shares her research on the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and discusses his influence on song and operatic repertoire. Click here to read more.
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