Jazz bassist, singer, arranger and composer Esperanza Spalding has joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Harvard University as Professor of the Practice, with an appointment beginning spring 2018.
According to a press release issued by Harvard, "Spalding will teach a range of courses in songwriting, arranging, improvisation and performance, while also bringing her commitment to music as a voice for social justice."
Spalding is a four-time Grammy winner and has five critically acclaimed solo albums, and has won numerous awards for her playing. She taught at the Berklee College of Music from 2005-2008 after graduating from Berklee with a Bachelor of Music.
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