October 31, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Organist Lucius Weathersby, assistant professor of music and African world studies at Dillard University in New Orleans, will give a concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The program will include pieces by African and African-American composers, as well as pieces by Eric Sawyer and Richard Beaudoin, faculty members in the Amherst College Department of Music. Sponsored by the Amherst College Department of Music, this event is free and open to the public.

Weathersby is currently a visiting artist at Amherst College, which is hosting him while Dillard University recovers from Hurricane Katrina. He has performed in Europe, Central America, and throughout the United States. In addition to teaching and performing, Weathersby has served as music director at churches in New Orleans and Phoenix and has lectured extensively about African-American Music, Baroque Music, and keyboard technique.

For more information, contact the Amherst College Concert Office at 413/542-2195.