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Exploring Black Gospel Music Worship Practice

Exploring Black Gospel Music Worship Practice In-Person

Dr. Cory Hunter, a professor at the Eastman School of Music, will be presenting on 21st gospel music worship practices. I will look specifically at how worship is musically and experientially constructed, the theologies that inform it, and its commercial implications. 

For more information, please contact the Arts and Literature Division at 428-8380. 

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.

Cory Hunter received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Eastman School of Music in 2006 with distinction, a Master of Divinity and Certificate of Music from Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in 2009, and a PhD in musicology from Princeton University in 2016. He currently holds a dual position as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Rochester and Assistant Professor of Musicology at Eastman School of Music. His recent article, “Thy Kingdom Come: Racial-Ethnic Oneness in African American Gospel Music,” published in The Musical Quarterly (Summer 2022), examines the ways in which gospel artists use their music to encourage racial and ethnic reconciliation. His current book project, Spiritual Realism in Gospel Music Discourse and Practice, considers how contemporary Black gospel artists use musical and discursive practices to accommodate the popular cultural infatuation with realness and to deconstruct the conventional theologies of conservative Black churches.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Central Library
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  Black History     Department - Arts & Literature     Diversity, Equity and Inclusion     Lecture  


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