President Obama Nominates Ysaÿe M. Barnwell To National Council on the Arts

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Ysaÿe M. Barnwell to National Council on the Arts:

President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them.”

Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell is President and Owner of Barnwell’s Notes Publishing, Inc., positions she has held since 1985. From 1979 to 2013, Dr. Barnwell was a vocalist and composer for the a cappella quintet, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and also composed music for dance, choral, film, and stage productions. Dr. Barnwell was a Project Director at Gallaudet University from 1988 to 1991 and worked at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center from 1982 to 1985. Dr. Barnwell was also a Professor of Speech Pathology in the College of Dentistry at Howard University from 1968 to 1980. Dr. Barnwell received a B.S. and an M.S.Ed. from SUNY Geneseo, an M.S.P.H. from Howard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.