The time is here to make plans for participating in the activities of our 2013 World-Premiere Weekend when the always-fabulous Gala Evening (Saturday 9th March) will be nestled between our “Women’s Voices” Luncheon (Friday 8th March) and our benefit celebrity Golf Tournament (Monday 11th March). Click READ MORE to download and save the dates. A more formal invitation with complete sales information will come to your attention soon.
On Sunday, 6th October, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. we presented our annual Suitable Airs concert event at Macedonia Missionary MBC. Please enjoy this audio selection of student performances from ‘Suitable Airs’ for Kristallnacht 2013 by selecting Read more…
The “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation exists to guard and preserve the heritage, beauty and grace of a uniquely American art form: the spiritual arranged for solo voice and piano. To achieve this goal we focus on cultural development by reaching out to provide opportunities for learning to our young people, to music professionals, and to [...]
Our “NS”SF annual calendar of events showcases the enormous talent of our professional and student artists, gathers patrons and supporters for fellowship around our cause, and introduces our programs to new friends. We use these occasions to advance the values that are fundamental to fulfilling our mission: *TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE THE HERITAGE OF ARRANGED [...]
The Foundation is amassing and archiving materials that help to portray the cultural significance of the Negro spiritual song, as well as items that describe the historical value of this important American national treasure. Artifacts, personal writings, published articles and essays, and musical memorabilia of all kind are desired. Please consider donating any spirituals-related items [...]
The Foundation has a small but effective paid team of three full-time and one part-time staff members, who depend upon the generous help given us by volunteers contributing time and expertise in support of our programs in any of several roles: Board Members (business persons or private citizens) govern/guide the agency Office Helpers provide clerical [...]
The Foundation maintains our Dorothy T. Johnson Library of scored manuscripts, audio recordings and songbooks as a repository to house the Roland M. Carter Collection (treatments of arranged Negro spirituals including the GRADY-RAYAM Series of spirituals set for solo voice and piano) and the Edna S. Hargrett-Thrower Collection (treatments drawn from all other genres, many [...]