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Spelman College Glee Club

The Spelman College Glee Club History

Glee Club LogoThe Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation for choral excellence since 1925. The organization is open by audition to all students of the College community. Their Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices, with a particular focus on traditional spirituals, music by African American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works.

The Spelman College Glee Club has traveled throughout the United States and performed for a variety of audiences. Past performances include concert halls such as Fanueil Hall in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and churches, high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide.

The group’s international travels took them to Brazil and Canada. The organization’s highlight was a March 2016 performance at the White House for President Barack Obama.

Glee At White HouseThe Glee Club is the premier performance organization for the College and sings for most campus events. It has had the unique opportunity to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, world renowned singer Jessye Norman, and historically in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.celebration. With each performance, audiences are left in awe.

The Glee Club recently celebrated the ninetieth year of their Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert. This event takes place in concert with the Morehouse College Glee Club. This concert is featured annually on "Performance Today" on National Public Radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting during the holiday season. Other major performances include the Annual Spring Tour during the College’s observation of spring break and an Annual Spring Concert at Spelman College.

Glee Club 2016-2017Past directors include the late Kemper Harreld, Willis Laurence James, Dr. Roland Allison and Dr. Norma Raybon. Over the years the Glee Club has grown to a membership of 80 phenomenal students. The Spelman Glee Club is currently under the direction of Dr. Kevin Johnson, Professor of the Spelman College Music Department.

 

Assistant Director

Alexandria Boykin
Brittney Boykin

Glee Club Roster

Glee Club Glee Club

 

Spelman College History

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, we became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Today our student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. We are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students.

Spelman is proud of its 76 percent graduation rate (average over six years), one of the best in the nation, but our support doesn’t stop once you step on stage to take your diploma. Our global alumnae network is strong, providing connections and helping hands to graduates as they begin on their path of global engagement.

Spelman College Mission Statement

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.

Contact Us

Kevin Johnson
Associate Professor
Glee Club Director

kjohns10@spelman.edu
404-270-5480
Fine Arts Building 103

Brittney Boykin
Instructor
Glee Club Accompanist

BBloykin1@spelman.edu
Fine Arts Building 112

Dawn Garvin
Sr. Administrative Assistant

Department Of Music
(404) 270 -5476 direct
(404) 270 - 5484 fax
dgarvin@spelman.edu

Campus Location
Rockefeller Fine Arts Building

 

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