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Sylstea Sledge

Musician in Residence Department of Performing Arts

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director of Gospel Choir 1999 to present
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).


MM, University of Arkansas
BS, Hampton University

Kay Spiritual Ctr
Wed. 8:10PM. 10:40PM
Contact Info
(202) 885-3320

Send email to Sylstea Sledge

For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.
See Also
Department of Performing Arts

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”     


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



    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”.


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


  • Workshops and Performances Poland, Italy 2007