The School of Music is pleased to welcome guests from the Sphinx EXIGENCE vocal ensemble joining us to share information about their organization and experiences. EXIGENCE is a professional vocal ensemble highlighting artistry within Black and Latinx communities. Led by founding conductor Eugene Rogers and comprised of vocal artists including solo performers, educators, conductors and composers; EXIGENCE celebrates the power of community and expression through choral music. This event is part of an artist residency led by the School of Music in partnership with African American Studies, Tacoma Public Schools, Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, and the Tacoma Youth Chorus. The residency involves two public performances and numerous community events throughout February and March. Puget Sound's support is made possible through the Matthew Norton Clapp Visiting Artists Fund.