The MBC team is comprised of experts in music performance, research, education, composition, and communication.
Rachel Barton Pine
Internationally-renowned concert violinist, Rachel Barton Pine, is the founder of the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation and its Music by Black Composers project.
Megan E. Hill, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, Head Researcher & Writer
Dr. Megan E. Hill is an ethnomusicologist; educator; and managing editor, head researcher & writer for Music by Black Composers.
Mark Clague, Ph.D.
Dr. Clague is an Associate Professor of Musicology, American Culture, and African American Studies at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
David Bontemps is an award-winning Haitian composer based in Montreal.
Leah Claiborne, D.M.A.
Dr. Leah Claiborne recently completed her D.M.A. in piano performance at the University of Michigan.
Danielle Taylor, B.M., B.A.
Danielle is a violinist, violist, writer, performer, and teacher who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Music Education.
Carlos Simon, D.M.A.
Dr. Carlos Simon combines the influences of jazz, gospel, and neo-romanticism in his music.
Evan Ware, Ph.D.
Dr. Evan Ware is composer, music theorist, educator, and music editor.
Ajay Mallya began learning violin at age 3 and made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 12.
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