UCR Department of Music
Wednesday@Noon via Zoom Presentation
Florence Price scholar, Metropolitan Opera chorister
Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price
Dana Kaufman, coordinator
Soprano Dr. Christine Jobson shares her research, recordings, and experiences with the beautiful song repertory of Florence Price. The body of songs she focuses on were nearly lost forever. In this lecture, Dr. Jobson will share these unforgettable songs and a little bit about her journey and career thus far.
October 21, 2020
Wednesday, 12:00-12:50 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
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Jobson’s career has taken her around the globe, with performances in Spain, Portugal, Austria, Russia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and throughout the United States. Winner of the Salzburg Mirabell and George Shirley Vocal Competitions, Dr. Jobson’s recent engagements include recitals featuring the opera music of Anthony Davis and performances of African American art song, including those by Florence Price. Dr. Jobson also sang in the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera’s highly acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess. Dr. Jobson’s recordings include By Faith, a collection of hymns and Negro spirituals with pianist Dr. Wayne Bucknor, and Nearly Lost: Art Songs by Florence Price with pianist Dr. Gregory Thompson. Nearly Lost was recently named one of Opera Wire’s 10 essential recordings of Black composers. Dr. Jobson completed a doctoral degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, with a dissertation on the life and legacy of composer Florence Price. Her focus is on the preservation and dissemination of vocal music by African American composers, including Negro spirituals, anthems, art song, gospel, and hymns. Dr. Jobson currently teaches at Western Connecticut State University.
Photo credit: Yotsawan Meethongkum
• The Wednesday@Noon Series offers concerts, lectures, and presentations of academic research by Department of Music faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, and international guest artists and scholars. Dana Kaufman, coordinator.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12:00pm to 12:50pmVirtual Event
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