Five-part lecture series on Nina Simone at The Juilliard School

Nina Simone: The High Priestess of Soul


As one of the most eclectic performers of the 20th century, Nina Simone—who studied at Juilliard Extension many years ago—occupies a truly rarified space. She was one of the most important performers and composers to set foot on any stage and her recordings serve as a testament to her magnetism. Never one to be confined by genres, labels, or the norms of the day, she burned with a passion that fueled her larger-than-life stage persona. This class charts Simone’s ascension from the little girl performing in Southern one-room houses of worship to the main stage at Carnegie Hall and beyond. Classes—which will be informative and interactive—should provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of how this one voice became the mouthpiece for a movement.


5 weeks


Tuesdays 5:30–7pm ET

March 8–April 5


Online Only(Click here to be redirected)





Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square