Thomas Kerr received trhee degrees at the Eastman School of Music, studied at Howard University, and eventually became chairman of the piano department at Howard. Kerr has received honors and prizes in composition and performed many times as piano soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Among his compositions are Three Dunbar Songs, Easter Monday Swagger, Seven Dancetudes For Piano, Fanfare for Christmas, and others.
Source: Perkins Holly, Ellistine. Biographies of Black Composers and Songwriters; A Supplementary Textbook. Iowa:Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1990.
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