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William Grant Still




TROUBLED ISLAND by William Grant Still



Troubled Island


Opera Synopsis


Opera Production Timeline


Premiere Performance


Directors and Cast


William Grant Still Art Center and Mural

JUST TELL THE STORY: Troubled Island



What's Inside


Book Review


Testimonials


ORDER BOOK

WILLIAM GRANT STILL and VERNA ARVEY



Biographical Introduction


William Grant Still


Verna Arvey

WILLIAM GRANT STILL MUSIC



Product Information


Presentation Service


Contact Information


Site Map




    Biographical Introduction

William Grant Still Music  
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William Grant Still and Verna Arvey

William Grant Still and Verna Arvey were life-long collaborators in their pursuit of excellence in classical music as well as in their attempts to obtain respect for minorities in American society. Their achievements individually and collaboratively are internationally recognized.


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William Grant Still

Life and Career

WILLIAM GRANT STILL
 "The Dean of Afro-American Composers"

1895 - 1978




Still's Career Achievements

Historical Milestones

William Grant Still is distinguished as the first minority composer of serious music to write works that have been played and enjoyed by persons of every race and nationality.
 
William Grant Still triumphed in his musical and historical achievements to become the first Afro-American...
 
* To write a major orchestral work which was performed by a major American orchestra.
 
* To conduct a major symphony orchestra in the United States.
 
* To direct a major symphony orchestra in the Deep South.
 
* To conduct a major American network radio orchestra.
 
* To have an opera produced by a major American company.
 
* And, to have an opera televised over a national network in the United States (after his death).
 



Verna Arvey

Life and Career

VERNA ARVEY

1910 - 1987

Concert pianist, internationally-published music journalist, wife to and life-long collaborator of William Grant Still.













American Composer and Conductor William Grant Still

Troubled Island  |  Opera Synopsis  |  Opera Production Timeline  |  Premiere Performance  |  Directors and Cast  |  William Grant Still Art Center and Mural  |  What's Inside  |  Book Review  |  Testimonials  |  ORDER BOOK  |  Biographical Introduction  |  William Grant Still  |  Verna Arvey  |  Product Information  |  Presentation Service  |  Contact Information



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