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Bennington College History: Black Music: Faculty

A guide to the history of Black Music at Bennington College.

Note

Black Music courses were listed in the curriculum as extra-divisional or interdisciplinary courses from 1968 - Spring 1974. Black Music became a teaching division in 1974. From Fall 1974 - Spring 1984 Black Music courses were listed in the curriculum as Black Music or Black Music Division. After Fall 1985 courses were listed in the curriculum under Music. Divisions, as they appear listed in the faculty roster, are in parenthesis.

Black Music Faculty Roster, 1968-1974

Black Music courses were listed in the curriculum as extra-divisional or interdisciplinary courses from 1968- Spring 1974. Divisions, as they appear listed in the faculty roster, are in parenthesis. 

Spring 1968 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)

Fall 1968 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)

Spring 1969 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)

Fall 1969 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)

Spring 1970 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)​,
  • Jay Ash (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1970 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)

Spring 1971 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance)​

Fall 1971 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Interdivisional, On Leave) 
  • James Garrison (Interdivisional)

Spring 1972 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Interdivisional, On Leave)
  • James Cheatham (Interdivisional)

Fall 1972 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Interdivisional)

Spring 1973 

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Interdivisional)

Fall 1973

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Extra-Divisional) 
  • Milford Graves, (Extra-Divisional) 
  • George Barrow, (Extra-Divisional)

Spring 1974

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Extra-Divisional) 
  • Milford Graves, (Extra-Divisional) 
  • George Barrow, (Extra-Divisional)

Black Music Faculty Roster, 1974-1979

Black Music courses were listed in the curriculum as Black Music from Fall 1974 - Spring 1984. Divisions, as they appear listed in the faculty roster, are in parenthesis. 

Fall 1974

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • George Barrow, (Black Music, on Leave)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Stephen Horenstein (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1975

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • George Barrow, (Black Music, on Leave)
  • James Lyons,  (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1975

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1976

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1976

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1977

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1977

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jeffrey Hoyer, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1978

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • George Barrow (Black Music, Hadley Fellow)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1978

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Jay Ash, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1979

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1979

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Black Music Faculty Roster, 1980-1987

Spring 1980

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1980

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music, On Sabbatical)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1981

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Stephen Horenstein (Black Music, On Leave)
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1981

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1982

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1982

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Vance Provey, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1983

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Vance Provey, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1983

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance 1/2 time and Black Music 1/2 time) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music, 1/2 time) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Vance Provey, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Spring 1984

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Black Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Black Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Black Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)
  • Vance Provey, (Teaching Assistant, Black Music)

Fall 1984

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance 1/2 time and Music 1/2 time) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music 1/2 time) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music 1/2 time)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Music)

Spring 1985

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)
  • Nadi Qamar, (Music)

Fall 1985

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Arthur Brooks (Music)
  • Milford Graves (Music)

Spring 1986

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1986

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1987

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music, On Sabbatical)

Fall 1987

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

 

Black Music Faculty Roster, 1988-1995

Spring 1988

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1988

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1989

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1989

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1990

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1990

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1991

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1991

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1992

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1992

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1993

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music, On Sabbatical)

Fall 1993

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1994

  • Bill Dixon, (Dance and Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Fall 1994

  • Bill Dixon, (Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)

Spring 1995

  • Bill Dixon, (Music) 
  • Milford Graves, (Music, On Sabbatical) 
  • Arthur Brooks, (Music)