Dolores White scores




Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago


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White, Dolores, 1932-

Biographical/Historical note

Composer and pianist Dolores White is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She received her bachelors of music degree in piano from Oberlin College Conservatory and her masters of music degree in piano and composition from the Cleveland Institute of Music where her teachers included Ruth Edwards, Donald Erb and Eugene O'Brien. She completed additional studies with James Friskin of the Juilliard School of Music; at Howard University with Cecil Cohen; at Columbia Teachers' College with Robert Pace and at Ohio State University with Thomas Wells. White held positions at several colleges, universities and arts organizations, including Wooster College, Hartt School of Music, Cleveland Music School, Karamu House and the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, where she served as assistant professor of music. Since her retirement from teaching in 2000, she has continued to compose vocal and instrumental works, and she has conducted numerous workshops and lectures on such topics as women in music, Afro-Cuban music and dance and African American arts.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2011 January 6 by Lisa Calahan.