Music and Movement: Alicia Waller

When: Saturday, December 30, 2023, 11:00am

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Music and Movement: Holiday Family Performances with Alicia Waller 

The Museum of the City of New York will come alive with the joyful sounds of music faculty from the Harlem School of the Arts as we celebrate the holiday season. Sing along and move your body to the rhythm of the beat. Performances will take place in the Rotunda. 

Event Timeline 

  • 11 AM – 11:45 AM: Performance #1 

  • 1 PM – 1:45 PM: Performance #2 

About Alicia Waller 

Alicia Waller is recognized for her work as bandleader for the jazz fusion ensemble Alicia Waller & The Excursion. A multi-talented singer-songwriter with a background as an operatic soprano, Waller has since focused on soul music, jazz, and the African diaspora as the foundation for her EP Some Hidden Treasure, released in February 2020 on innova Recordings, the label of the American Composers Forum. Her voice and sound have been hailed as “splendid and luminous,” as well as “flexible and virtuosic.” 

Soon after completing her graduate work, Waller’s work and process were featured in the documentary series What Moves You by SkyHour. The short explores her vision to inspire cultural diplomacy through music, and desire to examine sounds capturing the depth and beauty of the human experience. Highlights include the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, BRIC Arts Media House, Museum of Modern Art, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, as well as collaborations with the Korea Foundation Public Diplomatic Programs. 

Waller is a voice faculty member of the nationally renowned Harlem School of the Arts. She received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland and graduate degree from New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Her first full-length studio album, Louder Then, will be released next year. 

About Harlem School of the Arts 

Harlem School of the Arts was founded in 1964 by internationally acclaimed concert soprano Dorothy Maynor, inspired by her fervent belief that world-class training in the arts stimulates the child, strengthens the family and gives pride of ownership to the community. Harlem School of the Arts offers its students the freedom to find and develop the artist, student, and citizen within themselves in an environment that teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence and adds a dimension of beauty to their lives, empowering them to become the creative thinkers and innovative leaders of tomorrow. 

Harlem School of the Arts. The Herb Alpert Center.


The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

Family Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation.

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