Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Quick Facts

  • Esteemed British composer of the early 20th century
  • Born in London, England
  • Started to play the violin at the age of five
  • Joined the Royal College of Music at the age of 15
  • Became a professor and conductor
  • Was invited to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt, which was unusual at the time (1905) for someone of African descent


  • Coleridge-Taylor poster (PDF)

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