Randye Jones

So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers

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Randye Jones holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Bennett College in her home town of Greensboro, North Carolina, and her Master's degree in Vocal Performance from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, with additional study in vocal literature at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Jones has gained recognition for her research of and published writings on African American vocalists and composers and as a performer and lecturer through her projects, The Art of the Negro Spiritual, Afrocentric Voices in “Classical” Music, and the online publication, The Spirituals Database. Her first book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals, was released in October, 2019. Jones currently serves as the media collections coordinator for the libraries at Grinnell College.