TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Socially Conscious Repertoire
Tuesday Oct. 25 | 3:30 PM
Online discussion panel
Composer B.E. Boykin and conductor Jason Alexander Holmes lead a conversation on the integration of social justice for music in the classroom, concert hall, and community. Teachers of all grade levels are especially invited to join this session.
Zoom recording will be posted here at a later date.
Approximately 60 minutes
B.E. Boykin (Brittney Boykin) first pursued her interest in music during her time at Spelman College, attending classes that inspired and challenged her musical imagination and peaked her interest in composition. After graduating with a B.A. in Music, Boykin continued her studies while attending Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey, graduating with a M.M. in Sacred Music and receiving the R & R Young Composition Prize. Boykin has been commissioned and collaborated with several organizations, including a number of ACDA divisions, the Minnesota Opera and the Kennedy Center. She obtained her PhD from Georgia State University with an emphasis in Music Education and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jason Alexander Holmes, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Boychoir, is a music educator and performer from Ridgeway, VA. Before coming to Cincinnati, Jason worked with the Boston Children’s Chorus, public schools in Rochester, NY, and community and professional opera and musical theatre companies. At the core of Jason’s teaching and performing is the belief that we are all expressive and musical beings who deserve to witness and create moments of truth and beauty.