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"Spirituals: A Conversation with Alice Parker and André Thomas"

“Spirituals: A Conversation with Alice Parker and André Thomas” was premiered February 24, 2023, at the ACDA National Conference. In this hour-long video, André Thomas, currently ACDA President and Visiting Professor of Conducting and Interim Conductor of the Yale Camerata, interviews Alice using questions submitted by choral directors around the country regarding various aspects of Spirituals: origins, authenticity, performance practice, vocal color, the oral tradition, and more. As they compare their rich experiences, they bring both insight and humor to a probing analysis of this unique and important genre of song.

On the Common Ground - Interview with Alice Parker

Dr. Anton Armstrong,  Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, interviews Alice and together they discuss Parker's recent choral work, On the Common Ground. Parker explains the major themes of the piece and how she came up with the idea for it. Part 1 now available for viewing. 

ALICE: At Home with Alice Parker

In 2021 Melodious Accord, Inc. and Heritage Film Project announced a release of ALICE: At Home with Alice Parker, a 30-minute documentary directed and filmed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley of Heritage Film Project. GPS Audiovisual in Buenos Aires released the film on June 3, 2021, making it available to viewers across South America with Spanish subtitling.

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The Gift of Song

The Gift of Song – This small book, published in 2020 by GIA Publications, contains a series of thought-provoking essays in which Alice provides insights into her belief that “Song is a gift given to all human beings who have ears and a voice,” and her discoveries and methods as she developed her signature community Sings.

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