2020 UofL African American Music Heritage Institute

AAMHI 2020

U of L African American Music Heritage Institute


Thursday-Monday, February 13-17, 2020

 Dec 2, 2019

The University of Louisville School of Music will sponsor the twenty-fifth annual African American Music Heritage Institute (AAMHI) on February 13-17, 2020 on the Belknap campus of the University of Louisville. This celebration of the history of the music of African Americans will feature concerts, clinics, lectures, and workshops for Kentuckiana elementary and secondary school students, University of Louisville students, and the general public.  This year’s theme is “Third Stream:  The Fusion of Jazz and Classical Music.”  The Institute will feature trumpeter, Orbert Davis, musical director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), members of CJP, as well as University of Louisville’s own University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Kimcherie Lloyd. Members of the U of L Jazz Studies program will also be featured.

On Thursday afternoon there will be a convocation lecture in Comstock Concert Hall at 3:00 PM. On Friday morning, February 14, at 10:00 AM there will be a masterclass and workshop for students focused on improvisation.  On Sunday evening, February 16th, there will be a public performance by Davis, the U of L Symphony Orchestra, and U of L Jazz Studies students at 7:30 pm in the Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music.  The admission for this performance will be $10.00 general admission.   U of L students will be admitted free with their valid student ID.  Tickets may be reserved by calling (502) 852-6907, or they may be purchased at the door.

 On Monday, February 17th, there will be a lecture presentation for area students and their instructors at 10:00 am in the Comstock Concert Hall of the U of L School of Music.  The public is invited to attend the convocation lecture and the masterclass for which there is no charge.

This event is a part of U of L's celebration of diversity and recognizes the contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history.  The African American Music Heritage Institute is being made possible through the generous support of numerous community and University organizations including the U of L School of Music, The office of the Vice President for Diversity and Equity, The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, Chris and Marcia Hermann, Sam Rechter, and an anonymous benefactor.  Enclosed you will find a copy of the Institute schedule. 

2020 AAMHI Workshop Registration Form