Dr. Alisha Lola Jones was named inaugural Patterson Fellow of the Residential Colleges at Vanderbilt University, a nomination generously submitted by the Blair School of Music faculty.
The Patterson fellowship is a week-long residency named after the famous American novelist James Patterson. Dr. Jones will spend time with the students on campus to include lecturing on the book Flaming?: The Peculiar Theopolitics of Fire and Desire in Black Male Gospel Performance (March 2020, OUP) and leading worship in the chapel at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
During the residency, she will be collaborating on performances with Intersection Contemporary Music Ensemble and at Vanderbilt Divinity School: a chamber concert of two women composers Florence Price and Nkeiru Okoye and a concert by composer Nolan Williams respectively.