Center for Black Music Research - Columbia College Chicago
The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) at Columbia College Chicago documents, collects, preserves, and disseminates information about black music in all parts of the world and promotes understanding of the common roots of the music, musicians, and composers of the global African diaspora. The programs of the CBMR include research, education and conferences, performance, and the publication of a scholarly journal and two biennial newsletters. These diverse services and resources impact a wide range of audiences and constituencies, including academic researchers; musicians, composers, arrangers, and choir directors; high school and grade school teachers and students; journalists and music writers; and filmmakers and television producers. The CBMR Library and Archives, the conferences, and CBMR performance programs are open to the public.