Harry Thacker Burleigh

Harry Thacker Burleigh

  • Born
    2nd December 1866
  • Died
    12th September 1949
  • Birthplace
    Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional baritone singer. He was the first black composer to be instrumental in the development of a characteristically American music and he helped to make black music available to classically-trained artists both by introducing them to the music and by arranging the music in a more classical form.