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Photograph of Sylstea Sledge

Sylstea Sledge Adjunct In Residence Performing Arts

Additional Positions at AU
Director of Gospel Choir 1999 to present
MM, University of Arkansas<br>BS, Hampton University

Choral director, arranger and composer and specialist in American Gospel Music Tradition. Vocal music instructor in public schools of Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County Public School System.
Lecturer on relevant topics to Gospel Music, Music Ministry and choral training at Hampton University, University of Arkansas, Georgetown University, the countries of Poland and Italy (2007).
See Also
Department of Performing Arts
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Spring 2024

  • PERF-061 Gospel Choir

Fall 2024

  • PERF-061 Gospel Choir

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • GMWA Gospel Music Workshop of America

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • GMWA Thurston Chorale Award 2001

Professional Presentations

  • Hampton Minister’s Conference & Musicians Guild 2005 – Song arrangement “It Is Well With My Soul”     


  • Film for Black Entertainment Television (BET) song arrangements and appearance "Multitude of Mercies" 2005


  • Workshops and Performances Poland, Italy 2007



    Gospel Pearl Records – International Praise -1985 song “I Can Depend On God”

  • GMWA (Gospel Music Workshop of America) Live in Philadelphia 2003. Song entitled “I Woke Up This Morning”.

Media Appearances

  • Film for Black Entertainment Television (BET) "Multitude of Mercies" 2005


  • It's Alright With My Soul, GIA Publications 2006