Judge Jefferson Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Judge Jefferson. b. Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, 21 September 1937; d. Washington, DC, 20 June 1986. Pianist, vocalist, composer, and prominent scholar and editor/arranger of AfricanAmerican congregational song, Cleveland was salutatorian at Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia (BA in music, 1958), attended Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois (MME, 1959), and Boston University (DMA, 1972). He taught at three historically black Christian colleges: Claflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina; Langston University, Langston, Oklahoma: and Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas: as well as at The University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wesley Theological Seminary,...
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