Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kenneth Chamberlain. Amadou Diallo. John Crawford.
These men are the subjects of a powerful multi-movement work by Atlanta-based composer Joel Thompson titled “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed."
Dr. Eugene Rogers, MM, DMA '08, and the Michigan Men’s Glee Club joined forces with Mr. Thompson to cultivate, premiere, and record the piece. The work received critical acclaim and inspired much conversation and since its premiere in 2015. A documentary highlighting the work aired on Detroit Public Television, featured at the MichiganTheatre and received five Michigan Emmy Awards including best composition and arrangement and best current/public/community affairs documentary.
On Friday, October 23, 2020, at noon, Dr. Rogers will speak about this award-winning work.
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