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Valerie Capers lectures at the University of Connecticut

 Digital Record


  • 1973 January 30



Classical and jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Valerie Capers lectured on 1/30/1973 (2015-0002/RR115) at the University of Connecticut.

Biographical / Historical

Valerie Capers was born in 1935 in New York City and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Julliard School of Music, the first blind person to do so. She has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Susquehanna University, Lehman College of the City University of New York, Doane University, and Bloomfield College. Capers has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, and the Department of Music and Arts at the Bronx Community College of the City University of New York.

As a jazz pianist, Capers has performed with trios and ensembles in festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She is also an accomplished composer and is best known for Sing About Love, Sojourner, and Songs of the Season. Capers’s works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian Institute, and many other major venues.

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1 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings) : 1 reel, 1:04:10; tape speed 3¾ IPS; track position ½-Track Mono; Substrate: Polyester.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original audio recordings reside in the University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US