Douglas Shadle
Start: October 15, 2021 2 p.m.
End: October 15, 2021 2:50 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

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Douglas W. Shadle is associate professor of musicology and chair of the musicology and ethnomusicology department at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music. His award-winning scholarship interrogates the roles played by symphony orchestras and orchestral music in American culture, past and present. Valuable for scholars and classical music lovers alike, his work has been cited in major publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, and Boston Globe, as well as radio stations in the United States, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

A leading authority on fellow Little Rock native Florence Price (1887–1953), the first African American woman to earn international acclaim for her compositions, Dr. Shadle is contracted to co-author a biography of Price with musicologist-pianist Samantha Ege for Oxford University Press's signature Master Musicians series. His previous scholarship on Price has appeared in NewMusicBox, an edition of Price's music arranged for carillon by Tiffany Ng, and liner notes for the world-premiere recordings of Price's two violin concertos (Albany), Fourth Symphony (Naxos), and Ethiopia's Shadow in America (Naxos).

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This event is free and open to the public.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. On weekdays, metered parking ($1/hr) is available on the first floor of the garage until 7 p.m. at which time parking is free. This garage is free on weekends.

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