WHO WE ARE
The Marian Anderson Music Guild, Inc. (MAMG) is the South Jersey Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM), a historic organization since 1919. NANM fosters the promotion of the music and the development of knowledge and appreciation of music composed and performed by all persons, but especially those of African descent.
The Marian Anderson Music Guild was organized in May 1970. It was an inspiration of Reverend Jesse Ferman Little who, with the assistance of Mr. Calvin Delp, formed the South Jersey branch of the national music organization. Ms. Isabella Collins, Mrs. Henrietta Robinson and Ms. Constance Berkshiener (2nd Vice President of NANM) were other founding members.
On June 15, 1982, the organization received permission from Marian Anderson to use her name in support of its mission. At that time the South Jersey branch was renamed the “Marian Anderson Music Guild”. MAMG presents concerts, workshops and other events to promote African American composers and musicians, preserve the African American Spiritual and raise scholarships for aspiring young musicians.
Ramona L. Chainey - President
Edra Chandler - Vice President
Dr. Karen Hill - Recording Secretary
Colleen Cary - Corresponding Secretary
Robin Wilson - Treasurer
Janice Coble - Financial Secretary
Rev. Wessie L. Spearman - Parliamentarian
Rev. Princella Wims - Chaplin & Historian
Dr. Lourin Plant
Ronald Campbell Lore Constantine Diane Goldsmith Fabiene Hunter Brown Joseph Krupa Sylvia Richardson
What We Do
• Present, in performance, the talents of world-renowned musicians, local artists, MAMG scholarship winners & competitors
• Educate the public on various genres of music including spirituals, classical, jazz, and the works of African American composers
• Provide an opportunity for local young musicians to continue their study of music through music scholarships
• Give recognition for the support of music service to the community