The International Florence Price Festival will hold its 2nd annual event “PriceFest 2021: A New Black Renaissanceonline from August 20-23, sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Music.

Festival organizers say the event will “celebrate the life and legacy of composer Florence Beatrice Price by providing a platform through performances of Price’s works alongside historic and new works by Black composers.”

The festival features a combined 12 hours of online content, including:

  • The premiere of My Lisette – A documentary on the evolution of Haitian folksong

  • Performances by renowned artists including Marquita Lister, Melissa Givens, and Kevin Wayne Bumpers

  • Zoom Green Room Sessions with featured artists and scholars

  • A mixed media event from multivalent artist Kamilla Arku

A one-time registration fee of $50 will grant attendees access to all live-streaming, interactive, Zoom-based content as well as access to Green Room sessions with featured artists.

Advertisement space in the program’s e-booklet is also available (more information at For an additional donation of $50, attendees can also sponsor a fellow artist or educator to attend the event. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.

For more information, visit the event website at