Rhapsody in Black

Undine Smith Moore understood the art of teaching

Undine Smith Moore struggled with self confidence that was caused by racism. Detroit Public Library

Rhapsody in Black - Undine Smith Moore


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May 26, 2022

Undine Smith Moore knew the importance of music education from an early age. She studied piano and music theory at Fisk University and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Juilliard School. Instead, she decided to pursue music education at Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York. But despite her success, she still doubted her abilities and accomplishments as a composer, citing racism.


Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu

Producer: Dan Nass

Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship

Executive Producer: Julie Amacher