Book Tour

Brooks is a musician and Assistant Professor of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the Dresher Center for the Humanities, and he teaches courses in sound studies, African American rhetorical traditions, media literacy, rhetorical theory, and composition. His forthcoming book, On Rhetoric and Black Music (Wayne State University Press, African American Life Series, June 2024), examines how Black music functions as rhetoric, considering its subject not merely reflective of but central to African American public discourse.

Audiences will be able to hear the book brought to life by a multimedia presentation.
Possible collaboration between your humanities and music departments for an exciting, interdisciplinary event!

If you are interested in bringing Earl H. Brooks to your campus, bookstore, or corporate event, please email him directly at [email protected] (virtual presentations are also welcome).

Dr. Chad “Sir Wick” Hughes is an accomplished composer, performer, and educator who presently serves as an associate professor and the director of bands at Morehouse College where he teaches history of jazz, orchestration, trombone, and jazz improvisation. As an audio engineer, Sir Wick has recorded for a variety of major TV/Film projects such as Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Homecoming, Falcon and the Winter Soldier (episode 2) , and Dear Evan Hansen. To read his full bio, click here.

Ronnie Burrage is a drummer, percussionist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, band leader and music educator. He has graced stages with the who’s who of jazz, such as Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Morgan, Wallace Roney, Jackie & Rene McLean, James Moody, Gary Bartz, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner, and many more. Throughout his illustrious career he has been featured on over 100 recordings. To read his full bio, click here.