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TEDxFortWayne Marshall White Tapping Into Greatness 21st Century Youth

SPEAKER: UPAF Founder and CEO Marshall White is the Voices of Unity Youth Choir Music Director. He is the former Director of the Black Voices of Inspiration at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, where he successfully led the choir on their first international singing tour of the South Pacific in 1999 along with the Varsity Glee Club of Purdue University. White has extensive performing and conducting credits, including performances with well-know artists such as Heather Headley, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Josh Groban, and Roberta Flack. In addition to his work with UPAF, he also provides consulting services to churches and schools, and offers choral workshops on teaching the soulful style of choral singing. In 2003, he received the Margaret Ann Keegan Award for Program Development and Excellence, presented by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in ministry from Fort Wayne Theological Seminary and Bible college of Fort Wayne. In 2008, Indiana University-Purdue University of Fort Wayne, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs named him as one of the year's "Great Men, Great Women" honorees for his outstanding commitment to diversity. TOPIC: Tapping Into Greatness [21st Century Youth] What is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFortWayne, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFortWayne event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
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