October 30, 2021

For alumni musicians, playing in UofSC festival is coming home

By: Mykayla Capeles

Albert Carter and Jessica Robinson-Stinson are among five alumni musicians who participated in the Mahogany Music Festival.

The festival was presented by the School of Music and the Aunti Karen Foundation that also features the Colour of Music Festival orchestra. 

The Colour of Music Festival has brought classically trained Black musicians together to showcase classical composers and performers of African descent. The mission of the Auntie Karen Foundation is to empower, enlighten and educate through the arts.

“The partnership with the Colour of Music Festival supports the university’s commitment to diversity by offering students and classical music fans the opportunity to experience new voices and perspectives showcasing successful Black artists in traditional classical settings,” says Dean Tayloe Harding.

Robinson-Stinson and Carter have performed previously with Colour of Music. Carter, a bassoonist who now lives in Cincinnati, sees performances such as the Mahogany Music Festival – in which two of the concerts are free – as an opportunity to showcase Black musicians and composers for the community.

Read the full story, written by Carol J.G. Ward, on the university website.

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