Photo of R. Nathaniel Dett

R. Nathaniel Dett graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 1908; he then continued his education at several institutions, including Harvard and Columbia Universities, and studied with Nadia Boulanger in France in 1929. He held his position at Hampton from 1913–1931 and developed the Hampton Institute Choir into a superior organization that won critical acclaim on tours in the USA and Europe. Dett wrote in a neo-Romantic style and a nationalist vein.

Original in the collections of the Hampton University Archives.

After graduation from Oberlin 
Conservatory, 1908.

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