esperanza spalding

Esperanza Spalding

Spring 2022

ArtLab will host esperanza spalding’s Songwrights Apothecary Lab (S.A.L.) for the Spring, 2022 semester. Half songwriting workshop and half-guided research practice, the S.A.L. seeks to develop a structure for the collaborative development of new compositions designed to offer to heal to listeners. 

Songwrights’ Apothecary Lab (S.A.L.) is a Harvard Music Department course. This transdisciplinary class will draw upon archival research into the healing arts and various music-based creative and therapeutic practices.

esperanza spalding is a Harvard Music Department Professor of the Practice. She is a jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer. esperanza Spalding has won four Grammy Awards, a Soul Train Music Award. A native of Portland, Oregon, she attended and taught at Berklee College of Music and in 2017 was appointed professor of the Practice of Music at Harvard University.

* This faculty residency was originally planned for Spring, 2020. 

More information on Songwrights’ Apothecary Lab (S.A.L.)
New York Times: Esperanza Spalding’s Quest to Find Healing in Music