Shape Note Singing in Mississippi

Shape Note Singing in Mississippi

What: The History of Shape-Note Singing Traditions in Mississippi

Speaker: Dr. Warren Steel

When: Thursday, February 9th at noon

Where: Archives and Special Collections, Faulkner Room

Dr. Warren Steel recently retired from the University of Mississippi, where he taught courses in music history, ethnomusicology, organ, and harpsichord. He holds degrees from Harvard College and the University of Michigan. His most recent book is The Makers of the Sacred Harp (University of Illinois, 2010). If you can’t hear him around town performing with the Mockingbird early music ensemble, you can listen to his organ CD Baroque Pearls: Rediscovered Gems from France and Spain (Centaur, 2006).


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