SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony

The Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) will present its 7th Annual Shirley Verrett Award on February 12th, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Stamps Auditorium on U-M’s North Campus. A reception honoring the awardee will immediately follow in the lobby.

The event is free and open to the public; however, registration is requested.

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The Shirley Verrett Award

The Shirley Verrett Award was created in 2011 by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost in honor of the late Shirley Verrett, a teacher who “would have walked the world over for her students.” Ms. Verrett was a James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as an internationally acclaimed opera singer who was one of the pioneering leaders in the generation of black opera singers. Ms. Verrett performed over 40 roles all over the world during the course of her illustrious four decade career.

The Shirley Verrett Award recognizes a faculty member whose work – teaching, performance, scholarship, or service – supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. The Shirley Verrett award is administered by the Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) at CEW.