UniSound Announces Second Round of Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence

By Francisco Salazar

UniSound has announced the launch of its second round of Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence program.

The new program is an initiative to support the music practice and professional development of Black teaching artists in Greater Pittsburgh and this week Dr. Zuly Inirio and Anita Brown Levels will begin their residencies.

Each resident will receive a monthly stipend of $1,000 for a total of $9,000 over the course of the program, as well as opportunities for professional mentorship, networking, and up to $2,000 in additional resources toward developing their artistic practice and career.

Inirio is a Dominican-American soprano who has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States and Europe. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where she was the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship. Meanwhile, Levels is a self-taught vocal artist, songwriter, and producer who began singing at the age of 3 years old in Frankfurt, West Germany.

UniSound is an alliance of organizations dedicated to creating a more accessible, sustainable, and equitable youth music ecosystem in Greater Pittsburgh.