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Songstress Jada Henderson Releases New Music

January 2017

Spelman Student Jada Henderson Jada Henderson, C’2018, is a music major at Spelman and neo soul singer/songwriter. By networking in the Atlanta University Center, she has been able to work on her own music and collaborate with other artists. As as a result, on Sept. 21, 2016, she released her EP album, SiO2, on Sound Cloud under her stage name Quartz.

On campus, Henderson is a member of Spelman’s Glee Club. While the organization consumes a great deal of her time, the raising star believes the hard work will pay off in the end.

“Even when you don’t want to go rehearsals, you realize it is a really transformative experience,” she said.

“We are like one of the biggest ambassadors of the College,” said Henderson. From traveling across the country to performing at the BET Honors Awards, a Patty LaBelle concert and for President Obama at the White House, “We have had opportunities that many great organizations on campus do not have."

Artist known as 'Quartz'

Henderson enjoys music, the arts, and social activism.

“I always knew I wanted to be involved with social activism, but I didn’t know what cause to advocate. Spelman has helped me find what I want to do and where because of the programs they have and how the students around me are proactive in changing the world,” she said.

"Attending Spelman College, a liberal arts school, has enabled me to take a variety of classes that interest me.”

After graduation, Henderson sees herself  “free balling, creating music, traveling, or attending graduate school for film scoring." Either way, she quips, "I will be content.”