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Rae-Myra Hilliard

Teaching Artist, Vocalist, Lecturer

Rae-Myra Hilliard is a teaching artist, vocalist, and lecturer equally at home with operatic, solo concert, and choral singing. As an active recitalist, Rae-Myra regularly programs works that feature Black American composers/lyricists or pieces written for a classical singer of color. Her most recent recital performed in February 2020, "My View of America," featured all Black American composers. Her CD, Lifescapes: One Woman’s Journey, also features songs and arias by Black American composers. Her newest project is a lecture series entitled “Queens of Composition: Excellence in the Music by Black American Women.”

Rae-Myra is on faculty at the University of St. Francis, the Music Institute of Chicago, The Strong Voices program sponsored by Music of the Baroque, and Evanston Township High School as an independent contractor. In addition to her performing and teaching, Rae-Myra is the Music Director at St. James Lutheran Church in Lake Forest. She is a member of NATS, AGMA, and the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) through the R. Nathaniel Dett Club.

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