Composer-performer Courtney Bryan, who has performances upcoming in Baltimore and New York City, speaks with Lucy Caplan about the joys of collaboration and the need to confront social injustice with her art.
About Lucy Caplan
Lucy Caplan is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, where she is writing a dissertation on African American opera in the early twentieth century. She is the recipient of the 2016 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism.
Entries by Lucy Caplan
On March 10 and 11, scholars from various academic disciplines and institutions will gather at Yale University for an interdisciplinary conference that will explore coverage of the arts in African American newspapers and magazines between Reconstruction and the end of legalized Jim Crow segregation in the 1960s. Over the course of two days and 12 panel sessions, participants will delve into the many ways in which the arts appeared in a perhaps paradoxically flourishing black press during this era.
In the wake of a cataclysmic election, Lucy M. Caplan ponders how music might seek to continue making a difference, moving forward.