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Dr. Nkeiru Okoye

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Composer

Local Address: New York City, New York, United States
Self Employed
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Winnipeg , Manitoba R2S 1A3
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Background

Employment History

Education

  • piano
    Manhattan School
  • Bachelor's Degree , composition
    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • MA , composition and theory
    Rutgers University
  • PhD
    Rutgers University
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Global Interplay Resources
www.global-interplay.net, 16 Sept 2013 [cached]
Nkeiru Okoye nkeiruokoye@cavtel.net
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NKEIRU OKOYE Composer, conductor, and performer Nkeiru Okoye has had works programmed by the Virginia, Detroit, New Jersey and Richmond Symphonies. American born of Nigerian and African American heritage, her music draws from an array of idioms ranging from the European Classical tradition to popular music and the cultures of West African and African Americans. Okoye is a frequent guest lecturer on the music of African American composers. She has received many awards and honors for her music, including an ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award. She received her Bachelor's in Music Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers University. Okoye is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces World Premiere of Children's Work, The Journey of Phillis Wheatley
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Charles Ansbacher, conductor of The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, today announced the world premiere of a new work for children, The Journey of Phillis Wheatley, based on the life and writings of America's first published African-American poet, by composer Nkeiru Okoye, with text by author Carolivia Herron.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2005 -- Charles Ansbacher, conductor of The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, today announced the world premiere of a new work for children, The Journey of Phillis Wheatley, based on the life and writings of America's first published African-American poet, by composer Nkeiru Okoye, with text by author Carolivia Herron.
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Composer, conductor, and performer Nkeiru Okoye has had works programmed by the Virginia, Detroit, New Jersey and Richmond Symphonies.American born of Nigerian and African American heritage, her music draws from an array of idioms ranging from the European Classical tradition to popular music and the cultures of West African and African Americans.Okoye is a frequent guest lecturer on the music of African American composers.She has received many awards and honors for her music, including an ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award.She received her Bachelor's in Music Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers University.Okoye is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Carolivia Herron is the celebrated author of the much publicized children's story, Nappy Hair.As a writer, Herron draws from her own experiences as an African American Jewish woman, speaking to issues of racism, sexism and free speech.She has spent most of her professional career at Harvard as a professor and Visiting Scholar.She had a professorial appointment at Mount Holyoke, and has had additional visiting scholar and or professor positions at Brandeis, Hebrew College in Brookline, Carlton College, Congo, Brazaville, and the Republic of Congo.Her fellowships include: Fullbright Fellowship to Mexico, Bunting Fellow of Radcliffe College, and NEH Fellowship in Curriculum Development in African American Studies.She is currently Writer-in-Residence at the College of William and Mary.
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Nkeiru was similarly excited, and we look forward to premiering a wonderful piece."
Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Summer Season 2005 | News
www.landmarksorchestra.org, 1 July 2005 [cached]
Ms. Herron and Ms. Okoye will give insight about their experiences in writing and composing about the African American poet and slave Phillis Wheatley.
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At 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Common, Boston Landmarks Orchestra is hosting the world premiere of a children's work The Journey of Phillis Wheatley, composed by Nkeiru Okoye, with text by Carolivia Herron.
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Composer, conductor, and performer Nkeiru Okoye has had works programmed by the Virginia, Detroit, New Jersey and Richmond Symphonies.American born of Nigerian and African American heritage, her music draws from an array of idioms ranging from the European Classical tradition to popular music and the cultures of West African and African Americans.Okoye is a frequent guest lecturer on the music of African American composers.She has received many awards and honors for her music, including an ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award.She received her Bachelor's in Music Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from Rutgers University.Okoye is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Gateways Music Festival :: 2007 Gateways Music Festival
www.gatewaysmusicfestival.com, 13 Dec 2012 [cached]
Rosa Parks | Coretta Scott King | Constance Baker Motley | Shirley Chisholm | Estella Susie Mitchell Adams | Amadi Hummings | Paul Badura-Skoda | Jordan W. Thomas | Mari-Yan Pringle | Nkeiru Okoye | George Walker
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Nkeiru Okoye composer
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Nkeiru Okoye, an exciting African-American voice in the symphonic field in both classical music and educational repertoire, has performed with orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia. Born and raised in New York City, she is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. She received the Master's and Doctoral Degrees in composition and theory from Rutgers University.
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Okoye specializes in writing works for multicultural audiences. Her work is noted for its accessible style and combination of contemporary, classical, African-American, and popular music, as well as West African influences. In her score, The Genesis, she uses the orchestra to imitate a talking drum ensemble.
Gateways Music Festival :: 2009 Gateways Music Festival
www.gatewaysmusicfestival.com, 13 Dec 2012 [cached]
Amadi Azikiwe | Nkeiru Okoye | Awadagin Pratt | Dr. Alfred Duckett | Herb Smith
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Nkeiru Okoye
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Nkeiru Okoye (pronounced: in KIR roo oh KOY yeh) is a composer whose works have been performed on four continents, in concert halls, educational forums and recording studios. Her artistic creativity encompasses the symphonic field of contemporary classical music and the family/education arena. Her music is noted for its appeal to diverse audiences, cultural and stylistic blending and infusion of popular music genres. The Moscow Symphony and Prague Radio Orchestras have recorded her music and the Oxford University Press has published it.
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