Undine Smith Moore
Undine Smith Moore completed her bachelor's degree at Fisk University and her master's degree at Teacher's College, Columbia University in New York City. She taught at Virginia State College from 1927 to 1971, and began composing to meet the needs of its laboratory school chorus. In 1969 she was the co-founder of its Black Music Center. She toured widely in West Africa and the United States as guest conductor and clinician. She composed in a variety of genres but her choral works are best known.