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NYU Steinhardt Celebrates Black History Month 2021

Music and Performing Arts Professions Black History Month Events 2021

Black History Month is an important opportunity for us to celebrate the important contributions and achievements of trailblazers in the field of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

We are pleased to share the calendar of events for MPAP Black History Month Week, February 22-26. Our theme for this year is “Black and Thriving in the Arts.” We hope you will join these events throughout the week!

2021 MPAP Black History Month Events

HISstory with Barry Eastmond and David Swagg R'Celious Harris

The songwriter/producers lead a discussion on the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Leading the Way

Join MPAP Artist Faculty Harolyn Blackwell, Jamon Maple, and Janice Pendarvis for a discussion of their creative lives.

Black Theatre United and the Making of "Stand For Change"

Dean’s Scholar-in-Residence Vanessa Williams and the co-founders of Black Theatre United discuss their mission and their collaboration with NYU music creators on BTU’s forthcoming theme song.

I Am Music with Amadeus

Antwan "Amadeus" Thompson, multi-Platinum producer, musician, and CEO, discusses how to turn passion into a career.