Murray State University

Poster Title

Marian Anderson: A Voice for the Seemingly Silent

Institution

Murray State University

Abstract

In 1955, the classical singer Marian Anderson was the first African-American to sing a lead role with the Metropolitan Opera. She was not only a pioneer for African-American singers, but also an advocate for composers of her time. During her performances, Anderson often sang contemporary works, particularly those of African-American composers, thus allowing the literature to become more mainstream. This poster, based on research completed at the Marian Anderson Collection in Philadelphia, explores those works inspired by and written for Anderson.

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Marian Anderson: A Voice for the Seemingly Silent

In 1955, the classical singer Marian Anderson was the first African-American to sing a lead role with the Metropolitan Opera. She was not only a pioneer for African-American singers, but also an advocate for composers of her time. During her performances, Anderson often sang contemporary works, particularly those of African-American composers, thus allowing the literature to become more mainstream. This poster, based on research completed at the Marian Anderson Collection in Philadelphia, explores those works inspired by and written for Anderson.