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African American Women Composers - Exhibit

Valerie Capers

Valerie Gail Capers was born in New York City. She lost her sight at the age of six, and received her early education at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Juilliard School of Music and is a classical pianist as well as a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Ms. Capers serves as Chairman of the Department of Music and Art at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York where she has been on the faculty since 1971.


For a full list of her work, click HERE


Valerie Capers is displayed in Case 3, Adams Library Level 3.

Interview with Valerie Capers, 2021

Compositions & Further Readings via RIC