William Levi Dawson (1899-1990), director of the Tuskegee Institute Choir from 1931 to 1956, was one of the most important arrangers of Negro spirituals in the twentieth century. He is also remembered as an outstanding composer, conductor, speaker, and leader of festival choruses. His arrangements are still sung by choirs all over the world. Save a small number of dissertations and various articles, however, very little has been written about him.
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- African American composers--Biography.
- African American composers
- African American conductors (Music)--Biography.
- African American conductors (Music)
- African American music teachers--Biography.
- African American music teachers
- Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism.
- Includes vita
- Partial requirement for: D.M.A., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-58)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Music (Choral conducting)