50th Anniversary Virtual Video Blog



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March 16th, 2022

NBMC/NASPAAM: Celebrating 50 Years

(1972 - 2022)

MUSIC VIDEO: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" J.W.Johnson/J.R.Johnson by HBCU Intercollegiate Choir

Welcome & Greeting Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith, NASPAAM President 

Brief History of NBMC/NASPAAM Dr. Ted McDaniel, NASPAAM Co-Founder, Past-President

Introduction ~ Dr. Eddie Meadows, NASPAAM Co-Founder, Past-President

Meaning, Music, and Social Justice in Our Anthems: “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,“ “We Shall Overcome,” “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,“ and “Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud)”  ~ Dr. Shana L. Redmond 

Introduction ~ Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith, NASPAAM President

Keynote Speaker ~ Dr. Mackie Spradley, National Association for Music Education President 

MUSIC VIDEO: Kathleen Battle ~ "Over My Head, I Hear Music In The Air"

Introduction ~ Gwen Carroll, NASPAAM Past-President 

The Quilt Speaks ~ Dr. Rene Boyer 

MUSIC VIDEO:  Miles Davis ~ "So What: Kind of Blue" 50th Anniversary

Introduction ~ Dr. T. Marshall Jones, NASPAAM Membership Chair

Black Music Matters: Curricular, Research, and Activist Leadership Inroads at the University of Michigan Dr. Ed Sarath, Dr. Michael Nickens, Kayleigh Wilder 

MUSIC VIDEO: DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince ~ "Parents Just Don't Understand"

Introduction ~ Dr. Mark Phillips, NASPAAM Past-President

Rap/Hiphop Music and Culture in the Music Curriculum ~ Dr. Cheryl Keyes 

MUSIC VIDEO: Inner City Youth Orchestra of LA performing ~ "The Big Country Theme"

TRIBUTE: T.J.Anderson, Composer, Founding President of NASPAAM

Introduction ~ Dr. Ted McDaniel, NASPAAM Co-founder, Past-President

T.J. Anderson's, “Chamber Concerto (Remembrances) 1988” 

T.J.Anderson Q&A

MUSIC VIDEO: TJ Anderson's ~ "Chamber Concerto, (Remembrances)1988" Timothy Weiss and the Oberlin Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble

Introduction ~ Dr. Jemmie Hawkins, NASPAAM Collegiate Chair, 50th Anniversary Committee Member

NASPAAM Board of Directors Reflections on the 50-Year History of NBMC / NASPAAM (1972 - 2022 )

Closing Remarks ~ Dr. Marsha Kindall-Smith, NASPAAM President 

MUSIC VIDEO:  THREE YOUNG KINGS ~ "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

MUSIC VIDEO:  Jackson State University Marching Band ~ "Halftime"

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MUSIC VIDEO:  Kirk Franklin ~ "Lift Every Voice and Sing"