Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Loyola Celebrates Black History Month with Choral Workshop

Loyola Celebrates Black History Month with Choral Workshop

On February 18th, Dr. Keith Hampton will be leading a choral workshop at Loyola University Chicago in honor of Black History Month. The Loyola Choirs will be joined by choirs from the University of Illinois at Chicago and area high school students as they take part in a combined rehearsal and performance celebrating black music history. The concert will take place 4:00 PM that evening in Mundelein Auditorium.

Dr. Keith Hampton is a noted composer, conductor, organist, and clinician in the Chicago area. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, went on to receive a Master of Arts degree from Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and finally earned a Doctor of Music degree in Church Music at Northwestern University. He is the Founder and current Artistic Director of the Chicago Community Chorus and the president of Dr. KT Productions, Inc. He also serves as Director of Music and Organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Assistant Director of Music at Trinity United Church of Christ. Dr. Hampton’s compositions are critically acclaimed in the field of Gospel Music, and in 2010, the North Central American Choral Directors Association selected him as one of the top 25 Contemporary Composers.