Black Lives Matter Commissioning Project Workshop
–Celebrating Black Composers-


Are you a choral director, member of a choral group, or do you just love to sing?

Join us for a workshop celebrating black composers this Spring. 


The Racial Justice Task Force of the Vermont UCC is hosting two workshops
featuring new choral music by contemporary black composers
commissioned by the BLM Commissioning Project. 


Renowned choral leader Kathy Bullock, Professor Emerita of Music from Berea College
and UK Choral Directors Sian Croose and Fran Andre

will lead the workshops, introducing the eight award-winning songs from
black composers and teaching selected songs over the course of the day. 
In addition, she will host a panel discussion of the issue of appropriation of black music. 


The workshop will be presented at two locations: 


April 15, 2023 9:00am-4:00pm 

*Guilford Community Church, UCC   

38 Church Dr.   

Guilford, VT 05301 


May 13, 2023 9:00am-4:00pm 

*Malletts Bay United Church of Christ 

1672 W. Lakeshore Dr. 

Colchester, VT 05446 


Registration fee: $30.00 per participant

*Both locations are wheelchair accessible with free parking. Snacks will be provided, please bring a bagged lunch.

*Note that there is a small licensing fee to perform the music to appropriately compensate and honor the black composers. 


To learn more about these workshops click here: BLM Choir Workshop Press Release


For more information on the Black Lives Matter Commissioning Project:

For help with registration contact  Elise Foster at Vermont Conference email: