Fredara Hadley


Pompeian Room

Panel Discussion: "Music, Women, Diversity"



Building 10 Conference Room 1

Women and Music in Black America


Fredara Mareva Hadley specializes in African American music and popular music, investigating the ways in which African Americans create music that responds to and pushes the boundaries of established genre categories and how that music represents various realities of African American identities. In addition to her academic work, Hadley is the founder of Jooksi, a New York-based company that provides music education classes for the public and music-based walking tours of New York City. She teaches Introduction to African American Music at the Oberlin College and Conservatory.