Date of Award

Fall 12-16-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor

Dr. Lydia Bechtel-Edmonson

Second Advisor

Mr. Patrick Howle

Third Advisor

Dr. Sang-Heui Lee


This thesis is an extension of Mr. Moore’s graduate vocal recital program notes, highlighting the works of four Black female composers. Each chapter includes biographical information about each composer, analysis of each piece, information about the larger works, and an argument about why the works of these composers should be included in the vocal cannon.


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