Dr. Ollie Watts Davis

For this first in our series, Dean Kevin Hamilton interviews Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Suzanne and William Allen Professor of Music in our School of Music, and Director of the university’s historic Black Chorus. You can listen below, or read the transcript at this link.

When asked about a work of art that has sustained her through this time, Dr. Watts Davis shared this video of the Black Chorus’ final rehearsal of the gospel song “Precious Lord” before the state shelter-in-place order prohibited further gatherings: