The city of Marietta celebrated Black History Month by honoring Kennesaw State University voice and music literature professor Oral Moses for his accomplishments and contributions to our community March 6.
A member of KSU's voice faculty since 1984, Moses is a bass baritone and performs concert works, oratorio, recitals and a variety of art songs with an emphasis on vocal works by African-American composers regularly throughout the United States and Europe. He has been very successful with American opera companies.
A South Carolina native, Moses began his singing career as a member of the United States Seventh Army Soldiers Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany. He attended Fisk University, where he was a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. When he returned to the U.S., he attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance and opera.
Moses has recorded three CDs of art songs and spirituals by African-American composers. He is also an author and a frequent guest lecturer and clinician for gospel and spiritual music workshops and conferences.
City leaders proclaimed Feb. 13 Dr. Oral Moses Day in Marietta.
More info: Mayor's Office, 770-794-5502