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Frederick Douglass Hall

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Frederick Hall received a B.A. from Morehouse College, a Teachers Diploma and M.M. from Chicago Musical College, an M.A. and Ed. D. from Columbia University. He did additional study at Julliard School of Music, Royal College of Music (London), English School of Chuch Music, and several others. He was presented an honorary Doctorate from Rust College in Mississippi. Hall was the chairmand of the music departments at Jackson College (MS), Dillard University (LA), Alabama State Teachers College, and Clark College (Atlanta). He did research in Afro - American music and West African music. His compositions and arrangements include: "Deliverance," an oratorio; "Afro - American Religious Work Songs: A Cycle;" and six volumes of arrangements for mixed, male, and female voices.

Source: Perkins Holly, Ellistine. Biographies of Black Composers and Songwriters; A Supplementary Textbook. Iowa:Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1990.



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