This performance will inform and entertain local patrons of the arts to experience the traditional African American Spiritual in a new way. Composer/Arranger Damien Sneed set ten traditional Spirituals to include genres like gospel, Latin, jazz, and blues. Dr. Katrina Cox completed her doctoral project on this collection and took a deep dive into the historical and musical elements of the settings. She is joined by collaborative pianist, Bailey Hinton, a local producer and musician at Heartbeat Studios in Hattiesburg, MS. This is a lecture-recital unlike any other simply because audience participation is encouraged.