We can finally announce Tyrell Blacquemoss as the inaugural McCoy Choral Scholar in memory of late St. Mark's elder and long-time choir member Jan McCoy. In this new role, Tyrell will provide musical leadership in the St. Mark's choir, lead hymns during worship. We're so lucky and ...thrilled to have Tyrell as part of our music team!
Raised in Kenosha, WI — Tyrell Blacquemoss (they/he) is a prophetic dreamworker and descendant of a long line of Black Prayer Warriors, African priests, and Turtle Island Medicine People. He founded DREAM School and is expanding DREAM School into a K-20 African Indigenous school, sustenance learning farm, teaching birth center, and clinic. He is a composer, classically trained violist, and self-taught singer creating the new form of Medicinal Media, a cousin of spiritual jazz. His Medicinal Media combines the musical traditions of his gospel choir parents, African and Indigenous ancestry, and his spiritual training as a Sangoma and cross-cultural shamanic practitioner.
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