Esperanza Spalding just added yet another major accomplishment to her already impressive resume. The 32 year old Grammy winning jazz musician has now landed a job as professor at Harvard University.
Spalding will be joining Harvard’s Music Department as a Professor of the Practice, and will begin her appointment sometime in the next few weeks. .
Spalding is a self-taught musician who earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music where she taught bass lessons from 2005-2008. Her teaching credits also include Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She is also an activist who believes in using music as a voice for social justice.
In other Spalding news, yesterday Esperanza announced that she will write and record her new album Exposure, during a 72-hour Facebook Livestream on September 12.
“I’m going to go into the studio with nothing prepared…and for three days, we’re going to create compose, write, record, produce and finish an album.”
See the full announcement below.