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2024 Concert

Found in Translation

Tuesday, May 21
7:00 pm
Ypsilanti Freighthouse

Join us on a journey from Benin, to Peru, to America's Antebellum South. This culminating concert will feature works by Grammy award winning artists Rhiannon Giddens, Jessie Montgomery and Angélique Kidjo, and more! 

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Past Events

2023 Concert

Woven Soundscapes

Monday, May 22
7:00 pm
Ypsilanti Freighthouse

This May, Voce Velata and our collaborators will present our culminating concert featuring the rich and world weaving works of five acclaimed composers, including:

Shruthi Rajasekar,  Zhou Tian, Vivian Fung, Reena Esmail and Jessie Montgomery

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2023 Composer Conversations

Reena Esmail

Friday, March 10 
7:00-8:00 p.m.


Join us for a conversation with Indian-American composer Reena Esmail who works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. Voce Velata is currently studying her work for quartet and solo cello, Teen Murti.  We'll be discussing this work, her career, and what it means to create equitable musical practices.


Reena's Bio


The New Narrative:
Recognizing and Eradicating White Supremacy in Our Music Curriculums

Music educators are invited to join a regular discussion and work-study group that will address how and why we should shape a music curriculum that resists white supremest structures and inspires a coalition towards equity. 

What to expect:

  • Focused, member driven topic areas that empower action

  • Inclusive space that allows vulnerability and reflection

  • Suggested readings and resources

Pre-requisite: Current music educator with previous social justice professional development.  Ex. Core Course with the Justice Leaders Collaborative

View the first New Narrative panel discussion.

Sign up for the New Narrative

A Work-Study Group for Music Educators

Monthly onThursdays - Starting September 22
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7:30-8:30 EST


Legacies from

Tuesday, June 14th
7:00 p.m.

Riverside Arts Center
76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI


2022 Concert

This concert presented the compositions of Florence Price, William Grant Still, José White, Jessie Montgomery and Kebra-Seyoun Char​les, the winner of the Senior Division in the 25th annual SPHINX competition.

Recipients of the 2022 Early Music America Engagement Award.



2021 Summer Concert Series


June 7th-9th

View Livestream on Youtube:


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These live concerts are the culmination of this past year's deep study and exploration into the untold legacies of composers through the ages.  The program will include works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Jacquet de la Guerre, Florence Price, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Teresa Carreño, and Jessie Montgomery.  


Virtual Collaboration Project for Young Musicians


A Composer Story Project



A three part virtual storytelling project where young musicians took the deep dive to explore the untold narratives of BIPOC and women composers.


Learn the legacies. 

Play the music. 

And tell the world. 




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