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Choral Director
& Workshop Clinician

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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).

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BYTHAX Ensemble

The BYTHAX Ensemble is a group comprised of versatile artists under the direction of Dr. Diane White-Clayton, fondly known as “Dr. Dee.”  Their breadth of talent and skill reaches from the opera house to the church house united by their love of God and dedication to excellence.

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UCLA African American 
Music Ensemble 

The UCLA African American Music Ensemble performs a diverse range of vocal repertoire including spirituals, gospel, freedom/Civil Rights songs, and other works by African-Diasporic composers, including anthems, hymn arrangements, and various forms of contemporary choral music.

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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.  

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Dr. Dee is an accomplished composer having received 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.   


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