African-American Voices Series

Bringing distinguished African-American artists into our community

Each season, Knoxville Opera’s African-American guest artists take time out from their busy production schedules to meet with student and adult groups. These 40-60 minute personal encounters include a brief performance and an extensive discussion between the artist and the audience during which he/she shares their personal background, education, the challenges and advantages of doing well in school, and the personal investment of time, sacrifice, and commitment required to excel in all endeavors. To reserve a date and time, please fill out this reservation form. For further information, please contact Brian Salesky at