EQUITABLE ACCESS AND ENGAGEMENT OF OUR YOUTH FOR CAREERS IN THE ARTS
EQUITABLE ACCESS & ENGAGEMENT
OF OUR YOUTH FOR CAREERS IN THE ARTS
Monday Oct. 24 | 12:00 PM
Art Academy of Cincinnati | Community Conversation
Arreon A. Harley-Emerson, President and CEO for Equity Sings and Chair of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Diversity Initiatives Committee, shares a conversation on equitable access and engagement of our youth for careers in the arts.
Arreon’s appearance is sponsored by the American Choral Directors Association.
Approximately 60 minutes
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Arreon A. Harley-Emerson was appointed Director of Music and Operations of the Choir School of Delaware in June, 2013. In this position, he is responsible for the musical components of the renowned Choir School program as well as the day-to-day operations of the organization. Mr. Harley-Emerson began singing with Doreen Falby and the Peabody Conservatory Children’s Chorus at the age of seven. Later, he went on to sing with the Columbia Pro Cantare, under the directorship of Mrs. Frances Dawson. Harley-Emerson began building his technique through private voice and piano lessons in Mrs. Dawson’s studio in Columbia, Maryland. He would later return to the Peabody Children’s Chorus during his college years, serving diligently as a conducting intern for three years. Mr. Harley-Emerson has had the opportunity to sing with the Columbia Festival Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Opera Company.
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