Please help yourself to the free online lectures that are part of the University of Arizona Choral Studies Distinguished Speakers Series, begun in the fall of 2020. The series features content-area specialists, each of which presents a thirty- to fifty-minute lecture on historical and contemporary repertoire composed by under-represented populations, or relevant movements and traditions not typically included in the choral curriculum. When possible, content-area specialists are from the same populations as the topic on which they are presenting.
The speakers also may recommend listening, scores and readings that students can examine in advance of the lecture also available at the site. These lectures are free and available to everyone – they may be used in courses, for extra-curricular activities, or for personal edification. It is hoped that these lectures also will generate interest in more scholarship on these composers and topics.