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March 31, 2023: Archive of music by Black women composers brings young conductor to Colorado

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Kedrick Armstrong
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Conductor Kedrick Armstrong came to CU Boulder in large part because of the Helen Walker-Hill Collection, which features works by Black female composers.

Conductor Kedrick Armstrong learned the University of Colorado Boulder hosts a collection of classical music written by Black women. Many of the pieces have never been performed publicly. The Helen Walker-Hill Collection is why Armstrong chose to do his graduate work at CU. He speaks with Sr. Host Ryan Warner about the archive, and his own musical journey.