Professor Kaylina Madison Crawley

Kaylina Madison Crawley Tennessee State University Nashville faculty CAMA

Kaylina Madison Crawley is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Kentucky.  She is originally from Vicksburg, Mississippi. She graduated with a Master of Arts Degree from Middle Tennessee State University and summa cum laude from Fisk University with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance. She was a UNCF/Mellon Undergraduate Fellow, and her research topic was “Native Music: Recognizing the School of African-American Piano Composition during the 1940s.” Her research was presented at the William Grant Still Conference in November 2009. She was a co-presenter at the 2009 Tennessee Music Teachers Association State Conference in a session titled “Crossing the Stream: Teaching the Piano Music of African-American Composers.” Kaylina has presented “Black Representation in the Emperor Jones” at the American Musicological Society South Central Chapter Conference in 2016 and has written an article for the Journal of American Rootwork titled “Oh What Joy to Find Them Singing: Oral Traditions in the Bethesda Original Church of God or Sanctified Church” as well as a media review on “The Spirituals Database,” compiled by Randye Jones, in the Fall 2016 SAM Bulletin. Kaylina’s dissertation focuses on John Work III and his spiritual arrangements. She currently serves as the Community Academy of Music and Arts director (CAMA) at Tennessee State University, and also teaches Music Appreciation, Proficiency Piano, and Applied Piano courses. She is also a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society of American Music, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Prof. Kaylina Madison Crawley
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