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Dr. Nkeiru Okoye

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Composer

Local Address:  New York City , New York , United States
self employed
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Oberlin Conservatory
  • piano
    Manhattan School
  • Bachelor's Degree , composition
    Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Doctoral Degree , composition and theory
    Rutgers University
  • MA , composition and theory
    Rutgers University
  • PhD
    Rutgers University
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Global Interplay Resources
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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.
American Opera Projects
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Composer Nkeiru Okoye presents excerpts from her two-act folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom.
American Opera Projects
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Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye
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"Okoye's [Harriet Tubman] is an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman's career..." - The Baltimore Sun
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NKEIRU OKOYE
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A native New Yorker of African American and Nigerian descent, Nkeiru Okoye has had her music performed on four continents.
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Okoye has gotten awards, commissions and commendations from MEET THE COMPOSER, MetLife Creative Connections, John Duffy Composer Institute, Composer's Collaborative, Inc., Yvar Mikhashov Trust for New Music (1999); and numerous awards by the NAACP. Okoye is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist. In 2005, Okoye was a composer mentor at the University of Ghana for the International Society of Contemporary Music's World New Music Days. In 2006, she was named a British American Project Fellow. In 2007, Okoye was honored at Nigeria's 40under40 ceremony, in Lagos. Nkeiru Okoye (in KEAR roo oh KOY yeh) has BM in composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and an MA and a Ph.D. in theory and composition from Rutgers University. In addition to being a composer, Dr. Okoye is a soft sculpture artist/creator of the "Canbie Collection" of multicultural dolls, which may be found in museums and galleries nationwide, most notably the Smithsonian. www.nkeiruokoye.com
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WORLD PREMIERE Chamber Version of the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye with Artist Q&A moderated by Terrence McKnight
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Aria premiere from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Abridged version of the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Scenes from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Scenes from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
Music and libretto by Nkeiru ...
www.operaprojects.org [cached]
Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye
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"Okoye's [Harriet Tubman] is an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman's career..." - The Baltimore Sun
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NKEIRU OKOYE
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A native New Yorker of African American and Nigerian descent, Nkeiru Okoye has had her music performed on four continents.
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Okoye has gotten awards, commissions and commendations from MEET THE COMPOSER, MetLife Creative Connections, John Duffy Composer Institute, Composer's Collaborative, Inc., Yvar Mikhashov Trust for New Music (1999); and numerous awards by the NAACP. Okoye is a frequent guest lecturer and panelist. In 2005, Okoye was a composer mentor at the University of Ghana for the International Society of Contemporary Music's World New Music Days. In 2006, she was named a British American Project Fellow. In 2007, Okoye was honored at Nigeria's 40under40 ceremony, in Lagos. Nkeiru Okoye (in KEAR roo oh KOY yeh) has BM in composition from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and an MA and a Ph.D. in theory and composition from Rutgers University. In addition to being a composer, Dr. Okoye is a soft sculpture artist/creator of the "Canbie Collection" of multicultural dolls, which may be found in museums and galleries nationwide, most notably the Smithsonian. www.nkeiruokoye.com
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WORLD PREMIERE Chamber Version of the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye with Artist Q&A moderated by Terrence McKnight
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Aria premiere from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Excerpts from the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Abridged version of the opera by Nkeiru Okoye
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Scenes from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Scenes from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Songs of Harriet Tubman (Excerpts) by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
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Song cycle from the opera HARRIET TUBMAN by Nkeiru Okoye
American Opera Projects
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Composer Nkeiru Okoye presents excerpts from her two-act folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom.
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