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Robert Nathaniel Dett
Robert Nathaniel Dett, often known as R. Nathaniel Dett, was a composer in the United States and Canada. Wikipedia
Born: October 11, 1882, Niagara Falls, Canada
A prolific composer who specialized mainly in music for voice and for keyboard, R. Nathaniel Dett made his biggest impact as an educator. Dett was the first African American to receive a bachelor's in music from the Oberlin College Conservatory (in 1908), and he remained attached to one academy or another for most of the rest of his life.