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NASPAAM HONORS SCHOLAR, EDUCATOR, PERFORMER, RESEARCHER, PUBLISHER DR. WILLIS C. PATTERSON.

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1 NASPAAM HONORS SCHOLAR, EDUCATOR, PERFORMER, RESEARCHER, PUBLISHER DR. WILLIS C. PATTERSON

2 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal.

3 Dr. Willis C. Patterson

4 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them.

5 Dr. Patterson at NASPAAM Chicago Conference leads a memorial tribute to African-American musicians who succumbed during 2001.

6 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. And when man came, I became the most delicate, most subtle, and most powerful medium for the expression of his emotions.

7 Willis sitting with Ina Allen and Rosita Sands at a NASPAAM Board Meeting

8 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. Through my influence, human nature has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I have myriads of voices and instruments.

9 Willis presenting Ladonna Myers a participation certificate a the NASPAAM Chicago Conference

10 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. And when man came, I became the most delicate, most subtle, and most powerful medium for the expression of his emotions. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. Through my influence, human nature has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. The ignorant and unlettered know me no less than the rich and learned, for I speak a language that all understand.

11 The Willis Patterson “Our Own Thing Chorale” singing at a NANM Detroit Conference

12 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. And when man came, I became the most delicate, most subtle, and most powerful medium for the expression of his emotions. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. Through my influence, human nature has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. The ignorant and unlettered know me no less than the rich and learned, for I speak a language that all understand. I have taught men gentleness and peace, and I have led them on to heroic deeds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds.

13 Dr. Patterson’s Publications BOOKS: Anthology of Artsongs by Black American Composers, E.B. Mark Publications, New York, New York, York, New York, Second Anthology of Artsongs by Black American Composers, Published July The New Negro Spiritual, Published July ARTICLE: The African-American Artsong: A Musical Means for Special Teaching and Learning, The Black Music Research Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, Center fro Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, Fall 1996.

14 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. And when man came, I became the most delicate, most subtle, and most powerful medium for the expression of his emotions. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. Through my influence, human nature has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. The ignorant and unlettered know me no less than the rich and learned, for I speak a language that all understand. I have taught men gentleness and peace, and I have led them on to heroic deeds. I have taught men gentleness and peace, and I have led them on to heroic deeds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I am a necessary luxury.

15 Thank You! Dr. Patterson

16 I AM MUSIC by A. C. INMAN I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am music, most ancient of the arts. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. I am more than ancient, I am eternal. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. Even before life commenced upon this earth, I was here in the winds and the waves. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. When the first trees and flowers and grasses appeared, I was among them. And when man came, I became the most delicate, most subtle, and most powerful medium for the expression of his emotions. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. In all ages, I have inspired men with hope, kindled their love, given voice to their joys, cheered them on to valorous deeds and soothed them in times of despair. Through my influence, human nature has been uplifted, sweetened and refined. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I have myriads of voices and instruments. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. I am in the hearts of all men and on their tongues, in all lands and among all peoples. The ignorant and unlettered know me no less than the rich and learned, for I speak a language that all understand. I have taught men gentleness and peace, and I have led them on to heroic deeds. I have taught men gentleness and peace, and I have led them on to heroic deeds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I comfort the lonely, and I harmonize the discord of crowds. I am a necessary luxury. I am music.


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