The WSSU Foundation's Belinda S. Womack Music Scholarship Fund hosts a Community Concert series twice a year (April and September). Maestra Womack was a Mezzo Soprano and Certified Music Educator for 40 years, having retired from Washington, DC Public Schools. Proceeds support the award-winning WSSU Music Department, of which she was a 1973 alum!
1. At the Door on the day of the event with cash, check, or card.
2. By Telephone with check or card:
Dial (336) 750-2184 and request the Belinda S. Womack Music Scholarship Fund
from Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EST.
3. By Mail with check:
WSSU FDN-Belinda S. Womack Music Scholarship
WSSU Advancement Office
311 Blair Hall
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
4. By Internet with card:
Use the "Donate Tickets" tab for Eventbrite (upper right). Donations range from $5 to $100 depending on individual budget. Secondly, one may contact the Organizer for instructions on designating your gift using the website for the WSSU Foundation.
The Community Concert! series is sponsored and organized by The BSW Music Fund to raise awareness about and encourage support of the non-profit scholarship fund. It is also a conduit for community performing artists to gain exposure for their talent. Donations are accepted at the door, however, reserving online now guarantees optimal seating.
Bring and distribute promotional material for your business and enjoy appearances by superbly talented performing artists. Featured during some of the past community concerts are these entitites: Pianist Theo Akinyele (WSSU 2013); Christopher "Chris Beatz" Leath on Synthesizer (WSSU 2017) who is a former WSSU Band member; Hab "The Funky Drummer" Richardson (WSSU, 2006-2007 and Augusta State University 2012) with Kerry-Anne Phoenix (Independent Artist) along with members of the Versatility Project of Augusta, Georgia (Rene Cofer on Horns, William Knight on Bass, Wayne Hill on Keyboard and Synthesizer, Jonathan Frazier on Guitar, and Montegas Dawson on Percussion); Stephanie B. Hurt of Royal Curtain Drama Guild along with Joel Z. Hurt (Alumnus, Debbie Allen Summer Dance Academy), Wil Mitchell, Jr., Londyn Burns, and Dont'e Thomas; Julius Morrison on Keyboard with his Quick Image Band of Winston-Salem, NC including special guests--Michael Cannon and Freddie B. on Drums, Jesse Staton on Guitar, Monte Odom on Vocals, and Darryl Little on Bass, as well as Community Performing Arts Advocate and Educator Brenda G. Smith (WSSU 2011-BA and 2014-MA) who is a former Alvin Ailey dancer and appearing courtesy of the award-winning Garden Bugs Senior Citizens' rap and dance performance group (Vicki Campbell, Martha Ann Covington, Shirley Mosely, and Abdul Muhammed) along with her PlayPlay Production youth group of writers, dancers, and singers. Endless thanks to 90.5 FM WSNC Radio for its advocacy, including but not limited to, Mr. Jo "Dread" Daniels (WSSU 1976-BA, NC A&T SU 1996-MS) of The Vibe Reggae Show, Urban Standard II Band, Cinnamon Reggae Band, and Vision Digital Projects (for his assistance with stage production and sound), Mr. James "Jim" Steele of the Afternoon Jazz Show; and Mrs. Darlene Vinson, the Gospel Announcer of the Year, among many others!
Image credit: James, V. & Pierdomenico, J. (2015). 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life, p. 186.