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African American Women Composers - Exhibit

Dolores White

"Dolores White was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Howard University for two years and transferred to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where she received the Bachelor degree in piano performance. She completed her M.M. in piano performance and composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Postgraduate work was at Ohio State University with Thomas Wells, briefly & Kent State University with James Waters, composition professors. Her music offers a unique way of listening and enjoying American Contemporary Music. Centered in American and European Classical elements, she fashions music that reaches into the rich resources of American traditions and music that draws on ethnic and international materials..." Read more on her website

An exclusive interview with White and her husband Donald, the first African-American player (cellist) in the Cleveland Orchestra, can be found HERE.


For a full list of her work, click HERE


Dolores White is displayed in Case 6, Adams Library Level 3.