NEWS AND REVIEWS
From Grit to Grace!
Renowned music director Jeri Lynne Johnson channeled her rage from an audition rejection by creating the diverse, critically acclaimed Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra in Philadelphia.
Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. I was so honored that VOA added my story to their news service to share my work around the world.
GRIT INTO GRACE
It means a lot to have my work as a conductor and my ensemble, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, featured in the Magazine for the Humanities Division of the University of Chicago - where I attended for my Master's Degree.
BLACK PEARL WINS MAJOR NEA GRANT!
January 27, 2022
I am so pleased to announce that my ensemble, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, was selected to receive an American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funds will be used to support jobs, manage facilities, and other
costs so our local arts and cultural communities can recover from the pandemic.
WHY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP MATTERS ON THE PODIUM
November 16, 2021
'Our existence on the podium is our resistance’ – A conversation about gender equity in classical music. Thanks so much to Catherine Lu for this great conversation for the Houston Arts Journal! Thanks also to Alecia Lawyer for inviting me to conduct the wonderful musicians of ROCO Houston!