William Grant Still~ Born May 11, 1895


William Grant Still (1895-1978)
“African American Composer, Arranger, Conductor & Oboist
Dean of African American Composers”
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On this date in 1895, William Grant Still was born. He was an African American musician and composer.

Still was the first African American to conduct a major symphony orchestra, the first African-American to have an opera, “Troubled Island” (1949) performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera, “A Bayou Legend,” performed on national television (1981).

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