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Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox: The Writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar

4:30pm – 5:30pm
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TLU School of Music Presents Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox: The Writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar

The TLU School of Music welcomes Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox for a special presentation discussing the writings of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim, as well as performance practice and the use of dialect in vocal music. A Zoom link to watch the event live will be available soon.

Dr. Daniel-Cox is a scholar, artist and pedagogue. A native of Columbus, Ohio, she attended Bowling Green State University, where she received a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, and the University of Michigan, where she earned both her Master of Music and her Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees. She serves as Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of the Voice Area at the University of Dayton where she teaches applied lessons and music courses, serves as Artistic Director of the yearly musical/opera productions, coordinates the Dayton Opera Apprentice Program, and co-coordinates the Summer Performance Institute, a summer program for high school-aged musicians.

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

In 2014, Dr. Daniel-Cox founded the Dunbar Music Archive at the University of Dayton. Its aim is to “showcase and preserve Dunbar's literary career by giving public access to the myriad of ways his work has been presented, particularly in the musical arena.” She has presented her research for numerous professional music societies and received two National Endowment for the Humanities grants and a Mellon Foundation grant to expand this research with the Dunbar Initiative at the University of Dayton.

For additional information on Dr. Daniel-Cox and her work, please visit her website and YouTube channel. To learn more about Paul Laurence Dunbar, click here.