Save the dates for Music in the Black Church, February 17 & 18.
The Our Own Thing Chorale Virtual Christmas program included the piece Christ is Born, by composer Marvin V. Curtis
Dr. Curtis recently retired as Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend, where he also serves ad Director of the Symphonic Choir of South Bend.
He holds a BA in Music from North Park University in Chicago, MA from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Stockton, CA and his Doctor of Education from the University of the Pacific. He also studied at Julliard and at the Westminster Choir College. Prior to his appointment to Indiana University South Bend, Dr. Curtis taught, served as Assistant Dean , and was Chorale Director at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, an Historically Black Regional institution (HBCU).
Dr. Curtis created both The Riverside Community Chorale (New York) and The Richmond Festival Chorus (Richmond BA). He is best known for his "The City on the Hill," Commissioned for the 1993 inauguration of President Clinton.
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