This month's composer is William Grant Still.I adore his music. Listen hard,listen well.William Grant Still (May 11,1895 - December 3,1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony of his own (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television. He is often referred to as "the dean" of African-American composers.Read more about his amazing career here.
Most famous composition:Afro-American Symphony
My fave Still Song: I was going to sing the vocal version at my recital: