Dr. Braxton D. Shelley

Minister. Musician. Musicologist.

Harvard’s newest assistant professor of music brings years of experience as a composer, pianist, choir director, and minister to his intellectual pursuit of spiritual music.

There’s an important moment in many African American church services, near the end of the sermon, when it begins to “shift from speech into song,” Braxton Shelley, AM’16, a PhD candidate in the history and theory of music, writes in his dissertation.

Written By Dr. Shelley

In his address to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, then president of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP and leader of the Moral Mondays Movement, proclaimed, “like our forefathers and foremothers, we are called to be the moral defibrillators of our time.”

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Dr. Shelley would love to come to your institution or church to give a lecture, deliver a sermon, conduct a music workshop, or to fulfill any other suitable mode of service.  Reserve your date now!

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