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African American Sacred Music

Exploring the Music of the Black Church and its Reach to the World

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Beyond the pulpit and preaching, there is no event that takes place in the Black Church tradition like its music, From its early form as "Plantation Songs" to its current expression as "Contemporary Gospel", African American Sacred Music has been the fuel and engine that has inspired nearly all of the musical genres that can be found in the world of music today.

In this course you will be introduced to an explanation and definition of African American Sacred Music that crosses multiple genres. You will hear explanations of the art form from some of the leading scholars and historians in the country today. In the end, you will be given musical examples and short performances of the legendary craftsmen and craftswomen that have made this style of music the beloved American treasure that it has become.

We invite you to take action right now and enroll in this course that has 20 video lectures that will both inspire and inform you.


Your Instructor


Dr Andy Lewter
Dr Andy Lewter

Dr. Andy Lewter is a native of Brooklyn, New York who holds degrees from Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School and the United Theological Seminary. He has assembled over 60 online courses in a variety of areas and has taught at a number of institutions around the country.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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