As the National Association of Negro Musicians will hold its 89th Annual Meeting in Chattanooga from July 26-31, Roland M. Carter, Ruth S. Holmberg professor of American Music at UTC, plans to relinquish his position as president of the historic organization. He has held the post since 2002.
The theme for this year’s session is “Partnerships and Advocacy: Walk Together Children.”
“I am so very proud to host this conference in my hometown during my last year in office,” says Carter. “This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the tremendous array of talent we have in this city, both musical and otherwise. It is also a marvelous time to demonstrate how our exemplary citizens and organizations work together to achieve common goals. This is reflective of our conference theme. I believe that Chattanoogans have set a definite standard in this area.”
The Chattanooga Society for the Preservation of African American Song, Bryant Lowery, president, is the host branch.
For the full meeting schedule, please visit the NANM website.