Composer Nkeiru Okoye


Dr. Nkeiru Okoye is a world renowned classical composer whose works appeal to widely diverse audiences.  Her music draws upon the influences of contemporary classical, African-American, popular music, and West African music to produce award winning compositions which have been performed on four continents. Dr. Okoye holds a B.A. in music theory and composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in theory and composition theory at Rutgers University. 

Her most recent work, Songs of Harriet Tubman, will be performed at Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Baltimore, Maryland, on Sunday, March 1, 2009. For more info, visit


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