CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 7th Annual Shirley Verrett Award

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The Woman of Color in the Academy Project (WOCAP) is currently seeking nominations for the annual Shirley Verrett Award. The award is available to all tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, and clinical faculty at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and carries a $5,000 prize.

Nominations are due December 1, 2017 and can be submitted here: https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1Ci6Tc7QHkgjarX
Please note, the nomination requires two additional statements of support.

The Shirley Verrett Award recognizes a faculty member whose work-- teaching, performance, and scholarship or service-- supports the success of female students or faculty in the arts who come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. Please note: "arts" are broadly defined to include literary, visual, and performance arts (for example, poetry, photography, painting, dance, theatre).

Established by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost in 2012, this award honors the late Shirley Verrett, a U-M Professor who "would have walked the world over for her students." Ms. Verrett was a James Earl Jones Distinguished University Professor of Voice at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, as well as an internationally acclaimed opera singer who was one of the pioneering leaders in the generation of black opera singers. Ms. Verrett performed over 40 roles all over the world during the course of her illustrious four-decade career.

The 7th Annual Shirley Verrett Ceremony will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5pm in the Stamps Auditorium.

For more information about the Shirley Verrett Award and a list of past recipients, please visit our webpage at: cew.umich.edu/wocap/verrettaward.
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