History. Pedagogy.

Social Justice. 

Choirs and educators internationally are being transformed by Lonnie's masterclasses. His depth of historical knowledge, teaching resources, and his passion and advocacy for the equity and inclusivity of authentic Africana music in choral performance and education are breaking down barriers.  

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Request Lonnie for a choral masterclass today!

Past clients include:
Harvard University - Harvard Collegium
Temple University - Temple University Singers
Indiana University - Choral Methods Graduates
Augsburg University/Global Harmony (Minneapolis, MN) 
Davis & Elkins College (Elkins, WV) - Augusta Heritage Center
DePaul University - Concert Singers
University of Chicago Chorus
Mendelssohn Choir - Pittsburgh, PA
Philomusica Chorale - Philadelphia, PA
Evanston Township High School - Evanston, IL
Eisenhower High School, Blue Island, IL
Alan B. Shephard High School, Palos Heights, IL
Vancouver Youth Choir, British Columbia, Canada
City Soul Choir, British Columbia, Canada
Island Soul Choir, British Columbia, Canada
Illinois-ACDA 
Wisconsin-ACDA
Michigan-ACDA
Rhode Island-ACDA
Sounds Good! Choir-Southwest Michigan

 

2022 UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS (VIRTUAL and IN PERSON) 

  • College Music Society - Cultural Inclusion Workshop with Mollie Stone (January 9th, Virtual)

  • NCCO Conference (January 21st, NOW VIRTUAL)

  • City Soul Choir (Vancouver, BC) - Gospel Arrangements of Spiritual (January 15th, VIRTUAL)

  • Roosevelt University Conservatory Choir - Early Music of Enslaved Africans in America (January 25th, 28th, & 31st)

  • Elmhurst College Choir (Elmhusrt, IL) - Visiting Artist (February 4th - April 8th)

  • First Congregational Church of Berlin (Vermont) - Black Spirituals and its Impact on Congregational Singing (February, Date TBA)

  • Chicago Children's Choir - Annual Black History Celebration: Remembering, Reclaiming, and Reconnecting (Live Stream February 26th)

  • District 214 Honor Choir (Illinois) Concert - Guest Conductor (March 1st)

  • Young Naperville Singers - Gospel Concert at North Central College (Wentz Hall) - March 15th, 7PM

Prices will vary depending on requests (travel not included). Specialty offerings include:

"The Early Songs of Enslaved Africans in America" - A seminar that examines the origins and historical impact of the spiritual -  One 1-hour 30 minute lecture w/ Q&A - $250 | add 30-minute song instruction - $300

"The Gospel Essentials" - A seminar that examines the origins of gospel music, its most quintessential practices for singers, and gospel's significant role in the struggle for racial equity and justice. Song instruction included - One 1-hour 30 minute session - $250 | One 2-hour session - $350

"The Gospel Essentials on Thinkific" - Same as above with 4-months Thinkific online library access (includes custom-made practice tracks, video tutorials, lyric sheets, credible readings, performance references, discussion board, interviews with cultural experts and music scores where appropriate)

With 1-hour 30 minute session - $450 | With 2-hour Session $550

"Das Jus' How We Talk: The Spoken Soul Vernacular of Black American Music " - Vernacular, dialect, pidgin, creole - music and its performers can't escape the vastness of slanted lexicons in the world, but western music contextualization, a symptom of  a greater systemic issue, has contributed to the muzzling of Black Vernacular in BLACK CHORAL MUSIC. Let's learn and liberate through tough conversation!  - One 1-hour and 45 minute session with Q&A - $300

"Song Coaching Session" - Looking for cultural expert support for your ensemble? Guest clinician appointments are available!  One 1-hour and 30 minute session - $200 | One 2-hour session - $300 

Have other requests not listed above? Please share by filling out the request form below!

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