Ysaye M. Barnwell, PhD: Professor at the College of Dentistry at Howard University and a vocalist and/or instrumentalist with Sweet Honey in the Rock for the past 30 years. Her workshop “Building a Vocal Community®: Singing in the African American Tradition” has been conducted on three continents. She has been involved in numerous choral, film, video, dance and theatrical projects including Sesame Street, Dance Alloy, David Rousseve’s Reality Dance Company, The New Spirituals Project, GALA Festival Choruses, MUSE: and The Steel Festival: Art of an Industry.