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Black History Month Celebration Through the Arts | Postponed until March 11

March 11, 2021

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Black History Month Celebration Through the Arts | Postponed Until March 11

A concert celebrating the contributions of Black composers and performers to our American musical heritage.

You can also participate in the poetry contest. (See guidelines below.)

Thursday, March 11 | 7:30-8:30pm

Please register to view the concert from your couch:

Program: Spirituals, Jazz, Classical and Musical Theater songs, vocal ensembles and winners of the poetry contest. And we have a virtual guest ensemble: Exigence, a professional vocal ensemble, based in Detroit. The group came together to celebrate the creative energy and excellence of Black and Latinx artists, and the power of community and expression through choral music. Production services provided by Student Life at West Loop Campus. 

See the program for the concert: bhm-program-march-2021.pdf

Poetry Contest Guidelines

Theme: Family Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Poetry Information:

Up to 3 minutes in length 

Performed by the poet

Respectful language

There will be monetary prizes awarded to the top three selections: $100, $75, and $50.  The winners will be announced and videos of them performing their poems will be presented at our annual Black History Month through Arts celebration of March 11.  Video entries of poets performing their works will be due by MARCH 5.

Submission link

The official VPA events calendar Events are subject to change. 

All Spring 2021 VPA events are online only.

While some classes may resume face to face on campus, VPA events are restricted to online platforms for the Spring 2021 semester. Campuses re-opened on a limited basis. Everyone is required to follow safety protocols while on campus, including wearing face coverings and passing individual screenings. 

Our existing plans are subject to change, as conditions in the Houston region evolve. 

•  Venues and Galleries are ACCESSIBLE and OPEN to the public during CAMPUS HOURS except where otherwise noted.  •  ALL events are FREE.  •  PARK in student lots, FREE.  •   Houston Community College SUPPORTS ACADEMIC FREEDOM and First Amendment rights.  •  Some artwork may be objectionable to some viewers and some productions may contain sensitive language and/or subject matter.  

This event is presented by the VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS Center of Excellence. DEAN, Colleen Reilly, PhD.  •  VISUAL ARTS DIVISION (Studio Art & Art History) CHAIR, Katherine Rhodes Fields, MFA, MA TESL  •  PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION (Dance, Drama, Music) CHAIR, Susan Hines, MM  •  MEDIA ARTS DIVISION (Filmmaking, Audio Recording, Music Business) CHAIR, Michael Cohn, MA


Start: March 11, 2021
07:30 pm
End: March 11, 2021
08:30 pm
Visual & Performing Arts | COE

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