& Workshop Clinician
Dr. Dee has been directing choirs since the age of 9. She conducts clinics for church & university choirs in the areas of growing deeper in music ministry, vocal production (blend & improving tone) & choir decorum (methods to enhance song delivery & stage presence), versatility (helping choirs that are new to African American musical traditions understand how to interpret spirituals & Gospel music and helping choirs new to classical styles learn how to execute anthems & classically-arranged spirituals appropriately).
The Music of African Americans Ensemble (of UCLA)
The Music of African Americans Ensemble performs a diverse mix of gospel music including Negro spirituals and traditional and contemporary gospel. Beginning in the 1600s with enslaved Africans, African American choral music has evolved into a refined urban form accompanied by piano, drum, bass and tambourine.
Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers
The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers was founded by the renowned choral conductor, Albert McNeil, in 1968. Following the tradition of the famous Fisk Jubilee Singers, AMJS focuses their performances one of the oldest genres of American music, the Afro-American Spiritual, also known as the Negro Spiritual. With professional singers, most of whom have formal classical training, the group also features music by Black composers from throughout the African diaspora. The McNeil Singers have toured extensively for decades to various parts of the globe with much acclaim. Dr. Dee became their Artistic Director in November 2015.
For more information about AMJS, you may visit Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers – Celebrating 48 Years of The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers of Los Angeles or email AlbertMcNeilSingers@gmail.com.
Dr. Dee is an accomplished composer. After receiving her Ph.D. in music composition from UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Dee has composed a wide variety of music. From choral gospel songs to classical atonal pieces and everything in-between.