The Roots of Music is honored to be a 2024 recipient of The Lewis Prize for Music

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Arkesha Baquet

Arkesha Baquet

Bryant Watson

Bryant Watson

Music Instructor

Cedric Richmond

Cedric Richmond

Daniel O. Conwill

Daniel O. Conwill

Derrick Tabb

Derrick Tabb

Founder / Executive Director

Dr. Shawnell Ware

Dr. Shawnell Ware

Social Worker

Ed Johnson

Ed Johnson

Music Instructor

Erica Spruille

Erica Spruille

Chief Operations Officer

Jade Brown Russell

Jade Brown Russell

Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Development Manager

Jaron “Bear” Williams

Jaron “Bear” Williams

Music Instructor

Jeffrey Goldring

Jeffrey Goldring

Jeffrey Seymour

Jeffrey Seymour

Treasurer

Julian Herbert

Julian Herbert

President

Karon Reese

Karon Reese

Secretary

Lawrence Rawlins

Lawrence Rawlins

Artistic Director

Mary McCullough

Mary McCullough

Matt Sakakeeny

Matt Sakakeeny

Natalie Holderbaum

Natalie Holderbaum

Communications Manager

Patrick Bordnick

Patrick Bordnick

Shoan Ruffin

Shoan Ruffin

Senior Music Instructor

Veronique Dorsey

Veronique Dorsey

Music Instructor

Will Snowden

Will Snowden

Vice President

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