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Chor Leoni Further Inside is the companion series of in-depth interviews where Erick and his musical guest do a deep dive on a particular musical topic. Episodes will be released on the Thursday following Chor Leoni Inside on Facebook and YouTube.  They may be found on our YouTube channel here.

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CHOR LEONI INSIDE

SYNOPSIS

Marques L. A. Garrett is a composer, conductor, and scholar, and one of the leading young composers writing Spirituals in the United States today. His compositions have been performed by ensembles ranging from the GRAMMY-nominated Seraphic Fire to the phenomenal Oakwood University Aeolians. 

A recognized scholar, Marques frequently lectures on the non-idiomatic choral music of Black composers and has showcased this underrepresented area of music at conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and other national venues.

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CHOR LEONI FURTHER INSIDE

SYNOPSIS

Marques discusses his study of the works of Black composers writing outside the idioms of spirituals, gospel, and jazz, and how this non-idiomatic music by Black composers such as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is underrepresented in the study of classical music.