“Through It All:” Our Story, Our Song (Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 1.28.2016)

This service will feature the inspiring prayers, songs, and readings from the African American worship tradition, past and present. Led by Emmett G. Price III, and several alumni from the James Abbington Church Music Academy. More...

January 28th, 2016|

“JazzBoston expands its leadership, elects Emmett Price Chairman and CEO” (JazzBoston Blog, 12.8.2015)

With its 10th anniversary approaching in January, JazzBoston has expanded its leadership by electing long-time board member Emmett G. Price III to the position of Chief Executive Officer and the new role of Chairman of the Board. Emmett, 40, is a professor of music at Northeastern University, minister, musician, co-producer of the John Coltrane Memorial

December 8th, 2015|

The Moynihan Report And The Black Family: 50 Years And Waiting (WGBH News, 4.6.2015)

In the shadow of the assassination of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the Selma to Montgomery march and escalating racial tensions throughout the country, a significant report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action was shared in limited number within the Johnson Administration. Authored by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then Assistant Secretary of Labor for

June 25th, 2015|

“Removing The Confederate Flag Is Not A Victory, It’s An Icebreaker” (WGBH News, 7.9.2015)

In the shadow of the assassination of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the Selma to Montgomery march and escalating racial tensions throughout the country, a significant report, The Negro Family: The Case for National Action was shared in limited number within the Johnson Administration. Authored by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then Assistant Secretary of Labor for

April 6th, 2015|

“Why The ‘Selma’ Soundtrack Deserves An Oscar” (WGBH News, 2.20.2015)

Selma is powerful, provocative, conversation starter on race relations in our nation. While pundits and critics focus on the portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson and others bemoan the lack of awards, don’t sleep on the music! CLICK HERE to read more...

February 20th, 2015|

“Hip Hop and Worship: Dealing with the Dilemma” (Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 1.29.2015)

Why is the church still wrestling with whether to engage or not engage Hip Hop Culture, particularly Hip Hop created and performed by Christian artists? Is there such a thing as Christian Hip Hop? By: Emmett G. Price III This session offers timely commentary, critical analysis, and an overview of emerging practices for the use

January 29th, 2015|

“Seven Streams of 21st Century Congregational Song” (Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 1.29.2015)

The last forty years has not only featured a profusion of new congregational songs, but also a profusion in new types and styles of congregational song. Musicians are increasingly called to be adept at leading quite different types of songs—as well as working collaboratively to empower others to do so. This seminar will present a clear, vivid

January 29th, 2015|

“African American Worship Treasures” (Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 1.29.2015)

Six church musicians and scholars explain why treasures and challenges in African American worship traditions apply to churches in any cultural context. By: John D. Witvliet, James Abbington, Eileen Guenther, Michael Hawn, William Heard,Emmett G. Price III  “This learning is for the whole church, because the gifts and treasures that have emerged from African American churches

January 29th, 2015|

“We’ve Come This Far by Faith:” Our Story, Our Song (Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 1.29.2015)

This vesper service features the inspiring prayers, songs, and readings from the African American worship tradition past and present. By: James Abbington, Emmett G. Price III A Vesper Service from the 2015 Symposium on Worship led by Emmett Price, III, and James Abbington and several alumni from the James Abbington Church Music Academy. More...

January 29th, 2015|

Rap Goes to Court: When Lyrics Become Evidence In a Trial (The Root, April 8, 2014)

This week the Supreme Court of New Jersey is scheduled to hear final arguments in State v. Skinner, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on the criminal justice system. The case reflects an alarming new trend in which lyrics by amateur rappers are used against them as evidence in criminal prosecutions. Vonte Skinner, an

April 8th, 2014|