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Visitors to the National Museum of African American Music are required to wear masks. The museum will have masks available for visitors, as necessary.

Upon These Shoulders: Step by Step

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 7:30pm

Free Event

National Museum of African American Music

510 Broadway, Nashville

Audience Registration

Watch the Live Stream on the NMAAM Facebook Page


Upon These Shoulders 2022 Program Book

Upon These Shoulders: Step by Step honors and artistically explores historic impressions in the African American journal of racial equity and cultural inclusiveness through footprints of yesterday and today. This event will feature musical performances by Choral Arts Link, Intersection and Nashville Symphony's Accelerando students woven together with interviews and spoken word, hosted by the National Museum of African American Music. Specific repertoire includes works by Jessie Montgomery and George Walker. 


Upon These Shoulders is an annual event, launched in 2017 by Choral Arts Link and Intersection, working with community partners to celebrate the many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, historically and today. Performances in this series have included the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Jonathan Bailey Holland exploring race, equity and youth; a celebration of the music of Florence Price, and a 10 day residency by composer and performer Hannibal Lokumbe.

Presented in partnership with Choral Arts Link, the National Museum of African American Music and the Nashville Symphony's Accelerando Program

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