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Honors Forum Presents: Daniel Bernard Roumain

The composer, violinist, educator and collaborator is the featured speaker for the University Honors Program Forum on February 13.

By Meghan Teten

All students, staff and faculty are welcome (even if you are not enrolled in Honors Forum this semester) to join the University Honors Program (UHP) as it, in grateful partnership with Arts NC State, hosts composer Daniel Bernard Roumain.

Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is a Black, Haitian-American composer who sees composing as collaboration with artists, organizations and communities within the farming and framing of ideas. He is a prolific and endlessly collaborative composer, performer, educator and social entrepreneur. “About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), Roumain has worked with artists from J’Nai Bridges, Lady Gaga and Philip Glass to Bill T. Jones, Marin Alsop and Anna Deavere Smith.

You can learn more about DBR and some of his most projects at

DBR is on campus February 13-15 for various reasons, including speaking during Honors Forum and practicing with the Raleigh Civic Symphony for an exciting return to Raleigh in April! For NC State LIVE’s 50th anniversary, they have commissioned DBR to create a piece for the Raleigh Civic Symphony, conducted by Peter Askim. The work, which will premiere on April 15, will also include local guest artists Shana Tucker, United Strings of Color and Tristen Johnson, alongside NC State students and community members in the Raleigh Civic Symphony. You can learn more about how to get tickets to this event on the NC State LIVE webpage.