Helen Walker-Hill Papers

Institution: Columbia College Chicago - Center for Black Music Research
618 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: (312) 369-7586
Date: 1887-2001
Extent: 24.2 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Helen Walker-Hill (born in 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a scholar, editor and performer specializing in the music of black women composers. She has a BA degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio (1957), an MA in musicology from Smith College (1965), and a DMA in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1981). She has written several books and articles and has edited a number of scores for publication. With her son, violinist Gregory Walker, she produced and performed on a compact disc of music by black women composers entitled Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women (Leonarda LE 339) issued in 1995.

Scope and Content Note:
The Helen Walker-Hill Papers consist of research materials on black women composers, including notes and biographical files, correspondence, recorded interviews, and a large number of music scores.

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