NEWS AND REVIEWS

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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.

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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.

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WHAT CLASSICAL MUSIC CAN TELL US ABOUT THE WORLD

Jeri Lynne Johnson, a University of Chicago alumna, describes how her Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra transforms ‘grit into grace’

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BLACK PEARL WINS MAJOR NEA GRANT!

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.

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OPERA AMERICA AWARD!

OPERA America awards 2022 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors.  I am so excited and honored to receive this prestigious award from Opera America for my upcoming work with the Florida Grand Opera conducting Handel's Agrippina!

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WHY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP MATTERS ON THE PODIUM

'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!