Lectures/Presentations

Blake has provided lectures on systems of temperament in choral music, popular vocal group history, jazz vocal technique, and the classical music of Black choral composers at various academic institutions including Cambridge University, University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Western Michigan University, and University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Samples of his live digital presentations can be found below.

For more information about booking Blake for a workshop or presentation, get in touch at Blakemorganmusic@gmail.com.

Intonation
A Multi-sensory Experience

The Magic of Harmony
and other psychoacoustic phenomena

From Doo-wop & Barbershop to Beatbox & Aca-pop
a century of popular vocal music

In researching the choral music of Black choral composers, Blake created a compact, sharable document titled 31 Black Choral Composers That Should Be On Your Programs And Playlists: a non-comprehensive list, compiled to help introduce classical listeners and ensemble directors to a repertoire that perhaps hasn’t been given the spotlight it deserves. The list is attached below, and can be downloaded as a pdf, shared, and/or printed.

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