8th Annual Shirley Verrett Award Ceremony: Prof. Tiffany Ng, carillon
- Thursday February 21 6:00pm
The University of Michigan Women of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) will present its 8th Annual Shirley Verrett Award to Dr. Tiffany Ng, assistant professor of carillon and University carillonist, on February 21, 2019, at the Stamps Auditorium on North campus.
Dr. Ng is being recognized for her significant contributions in teaching, performance, scholarship, and service that supports the success of women in the arts from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.
Please join us for an evening of celebration with a light reception at 5:30 P.M. and a ceremony with special performances beginning at 6:00 P.M.
The Shirley Verrett Award was created in 2011 by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost in honor of the late Shirley Verrett, a teacher who “would have walked the world over for her students.” The award is administered by WOCAP at the Center for the Education of Women, and recognizes a faculty member whose teaching, performance, scholarship or service supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.
Verrett was a James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as an internationally acclaimed opera singer who was one of the pioneering leaders in the generation of black opera singers. She performed more than 40 roles all over the world during the course of her four-decade career.