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We are excited to announce that Prof. Guthrie Ramsey has been elected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ramsey is an accomplished composer, pianist, and musicologist, and is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an affiliated faculty member at the Center for Experimental Ethnography. Dr. Ramsey's latest music project is "A Spiritual Vibe, Vol. 1," (watch a video on the project here), and he is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop, The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop and African American Music: Grove Music Essentials (Kindle Edition), as well as the filmmaker of Amazing: The Tests and Triumph of Bud Powell , and the founder of the popular blog Musiqology.com. Ramsey composed and performed the music for the film Making Sweet Tea, by Nora Gross and John L. Jackson, Jr. which has been winning awards at film festivals across the country (watch trailer).
As an educator, Dr. Ramsey was awarded the 2019 CEE Course Development Grant to launch his innovative course: “The Music Industry Meets Activism.” In the course, Penn students learned about community activism and the music industry through up-close experiences with community organizations and artists, culminating in their work co-producing (with Green District Media and a graduate student in the Annenberg School of Communication) a professional music video for the song "Hurricane" by Philadelphia artist Vince Anthony. Our most heartfelt congratulations, Dr. Ramsey!
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