A12 Gospel Music
The atelier will explore the continual evolution of gospel music with roots in the Black oral tradition – from hymns to spirituals.
Dr. Raymond Wise (USA) currently serves on the faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he serves as Professor of Practice in the African American African Diaspora Studies department and instructs courses in African American music. Dr Wise conducts the African American Choral Ensemble. He is known for helping choirs perform gospel music authentically. Dr. Wise is an ordained minister and has served as a church musician for more than 40 years. He has appeared on radio and television, recorded 22 albums, performed with opera singers, orchestras, dance companies and professional recording groups. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia as a singer, pianist, composer, lecturer, choreographer and conductor for festivals.