Arthur R. LaBrew

Arthur-R.-LaBrew_1 Arthur-R.-Labrew_project-imageABOUT THE ARTIST

Arthur R. LaBrew, a music scholar, was born in Detroit and studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he graduated in 1952 with a major in piano. He then studied under the noted Renaissance expert, Gustave Reese, at the Manhattan School of Music, where he graduated in in 1955 with a major in musicology. He pursued further music study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Upon returning to Detroit, he became a teacher at the Detroit Settlement Music School and Wayne County Community College. He began a serious study of musicians of color throughout the world, including Elizabeth T. Greenfield and Francis Johnson. Professor LaBrew passed on February 19, 2015.

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Arthur R. LaBrew – AfriClassical Musicologist will consist of a display of artifacts, historic prints, and published books by the artist, as well as a facilitated conversation celebrating Professor LaBrew’s life and legacy.


Detroit Public Library