It has been an incredibly moving experience to work on my Ragtime Project. I have learned so much about the complicated, tragic, triumphant history of popular music in the United States through my research, reflection, composition, and analytical processes.
My original plan was to release the full project on July 3rd, but, after careful consideration, I decided to postpone the full release date to provide me ample time to put forward the best work I can. The music deserves the highest level of attention and there is still so much I want to learn! Stay tuned for a new release date.
However, I will be releasing a single from the Ragtime Project EP on Friday, July 3rd. I will be giving all the proceeds from the single to The Sphinx Organization, which has the mission of “transform[ing] lives through the power of diversity in the arts.”
I have already released a few blog posts encompassing the Ragtime Project and have more in the works so be on the lookout!
Ragtime Project Blog Series
Often considered the first music style originating from the United States, Ragtime’s history is intricately intertwined with America’s racist past and present.
Some of Scott Joplin’s most innovative and famous works that aren’t “The Entertainer”
In my next release, I look forward to exploring the music of Ragtime – the first popular music originating in the United States.
I also compiled a list of resources I have used in my Ragtime research. I update this collection regularly.
I look forward to sharing more with you about the importance of this music and its relevance in today’s musical and societal landscapes.