Columbia College Chicago

CBMR Society

Join the new Center for Black Music Research Society!

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SOCIETY LEVELS

SOUL CIRCLE
$5,000 and up

AFROBEAT CIRCLE
$2,500 to $4,999

JAZZ CIRCLE
$1,000 to $2,499

BLUES CIRCLE
$ 500 to $ 999

GOSPEL CIRCLE
$ 250 to $ 499

Special benefits for you at every level, including premium access, and of course, your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that the CBMR's world-renowned collections and scholarly expertise continue to make an impact around the globe.

CENTER FOR BLACK MUSIC RESEARCH SOCIETY

Levels and privileges of membership
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Undated photograph from the Eileen Southern Collection in the CBMR Archives of The Ladies Orchestra of Nickerson School of Music, New Orleans.
GOSPEL CIRCLE $250 – $499
  • Exclusive access to the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago
  • Complimentary subscription to the Black Music Research Journal, the only scholarly publication dedicated to the philosophy, hisotry, and criticism of black music
  • Special invitations to exclusive CBMR Society events, lectures, and workshops
  • Recognition in the Columbia College Chicago Annual Report as a CBMR Society Member
  • Discounts on CBMR publications and recordins

 

BLUES CIRCLE $500 - $999
  • All of the above benefits of the GOSPEL Circle and:
  • Copy of the Transformation of Black Music, authored by CBMR founder Samuel A. floyd Jr. and Melanie Zeck
  • Curated audio tour of the evolution of black music at the CBMR for up to four people
JAZZ CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,499
  • All of the above benefits of the BLUES Circle and:
  • Copy of the Transformation of Black Music, authored by CBMR founder Samuel A. floyd Jr. and Melanie Zeck, with a personalized inscription by Melanie Zeck
  • Curated presentation of the collection of your choice at the CBMR for up to four people
AFROBEAT CIRCLE $2,500 - $4,999
  • All of the above benefits of the JAZZ Circle and:
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the CBMR archive facility for up to four people, featuring over 100 collections of papers, research files, musical scores, recordings, and photographs
SOUL CIRCLE $5,000 and up
  • All of the above benefits of the AFROBEAT Circle and:
  • Private, one-hour lecture in your home or at your organization with a CBMR research expert to present the history of black music

CBMR Corporate Partners

Share your message and communicate your values by supporting black music! Please contact the Assistant to the Dean, Michelle Ferguson, to discuss creative partnership opportunities.

(312) 369-7027 or MFerguson@colum.edu

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