Dorothy Maynor

Dorothy Maynor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dorothy Maynor (September 3, 1910 - February 19, 1996) was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts. Maynor was born Dorothy Leigh Mainor in 1910 to Reverend J. Mainor, a local African-American Methodist minister in the town of Norfolk, Virginia. She attended the Hampton Institute where she studied under R. Nathaniel Dett. After her graduation from the Institute in 1933 she received a four year scholarship to the Westminster Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey. In 1939, she performed at the Berkshire Festival where she was noticed by Sergei Koussevitzky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Impressed by her singing, he arranged her debut at The Town Hall in New York City on 9 December 1939. She received the Town Hall Endowment Series Award for 1940 as a result of this performance.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 613575422X
  • 9786135754223