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GerogiaNolanPayton 100The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music consists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.

LIVING LEGENDS FESTIVAL  2007 - A Celebration of the Musical Masters of African Diaspora Sacred Music  announces a Composition Master Classwith Dr. Roland Carter (Ruth S. Holmberg Professor of Music, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and National President, National Association of Negro Musicians). 

Friday, April 27, 2007 --  1 pm
El Camino College – Haag Auditorium      

The music departments of CSU Dominguez Hills and El Camino College invite applications from composers of exceptional talent and artistry in the field of sacred music.  A Composition Master Class will be led by Dr. Roland Carter. 

There is no separate application form for those who wish to submit compositions for evaluation.  In order to become a participant, submit the following:  

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Complete musical resume
  3. Full contact information (name; address; phone; fax; e-mail) 

Applications are to be received before April 24, 2007.  Submit to:

Dr. Hansonia L. Caldwell
Professor of Music and Co-Director, Living Legends Festival 2007
CSU Dominguez Hills
Carson, California  90747
Phone:   310/243-2463;   Fax:   310/649-2758
E-mail:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Auditors: No special application information is needed.  Auditors should notify the Program Director of your request to attend the MasterClass.


csudh logo WhiteThe African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department , implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library . The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network & Forum.