Bill Doggett Productions -  Lectures,Exhibitions,Strategic Marketing,Arts Advocacy


Bill Doggett is a multifaceted award winning Exhibitions Curator-Archivist and a curator of unique  Performing Arts projects which connect history and music as an inter generational bridge to create dialogue and engage individuals within and across diverse communities.   

 With expertise in strategic niche marketing  and community engagement/new audiences development focused for Arts non profits and institutions , Bill Doggett is a  Performing Arts historian/author with a long history of Artist-Composer-Community Relations, who also engages clients as a scholarly Lecturer offering a series of provocative multi media presentations in blended topics of music, popular culture/entertainment history and American history.

It is his unique blended genre approach to history and music contextualized in a paradigm of mirrored self reflections that makes his work of value to both Archival/Preservation and Performing Arts institutions.

Whether focused for the high school  history classroom, adult community engagement or professional/university graduate level, Doggett's multi media lectures are fascinating in their provocative bridging of music and history with current events.    

His presentations showcase rare elements of his historic sound recordings, newspaper Archive integrated with multi media historic film.   

In February 2016, Doggett has been honored by The Friends of The San Francisco Public Library to be the inaugural and closing Talk Series Lecturer for the annual San Francisco Public Library city wide Black History Month Events .

In May 2016, Doggett was honored at The 50th Anniversary Conference of  The Association for Recorded Sound Collections as a featured presenter on the opening day, May 12th.   Please view his filmed presentation in the video section below

With very competitive speaking/lecture fee rates,you can  book Bill Doggett and inquiry directly by using  the  link  here

Samples of his strategic marketing work in different markets can be viewed in the links below.

Hindemith:Ludustonalis Praeludium
Pianist, Ivo Janssen
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May 12, 2016 Indiana University,Bloomington  Opening Day ARSC Conference

An Imitation of Life
An Introduction to The Bill Doggett Performing Arts Archive

March 5-6, 2016   San Francisco History Days
The Old Mint, 5th&Mission @4,000 attended 
As Exhibitor:The Bill Doggett San Francisco WWII Journalism Archive 
and Early Sound Recording Demo with Portable Victrola

Bill  Doggett is a business and social entrepreneur passionate about Arts advocacy for communities of color.

Beginning in 2012, Doggett worked with renowned composer, Anthony Davis, gifted emerging Black/Scottish composer, Richard Thompson through 2014 and Harlem's Abbyssinian Baptist Church former Music Director, composer, Roy Jennings during 2015.

Doggett has also provided consultation to new generation composers profiled on his Contemporary Black Composers Resource 

Doggett's Black Composers Resource is unique on the web: it is the only web based destination showcasing  50+ music samples contextualized by genres, by historical contextualization and also providing composer biographical resources.  The three portals of The Black Composers Resource are supported widely by the Composers represented as a critical destination for their individual and collective voices.  

Left to Right: Jazz Connect 2015 New York City, Blue Note Records Founder,Bruce Lundvall with Randall Kline,SF Jazz:Inaugural Visionary Award, Promotion Marketing of 2016 Bill Doggett Centennial.ARSC 2015 Conference: With renowned Leaders in Recorded Sound Preservation History: Tim Brooks- author of landmark book  Lost Sounds  and Rainer Lotz, author of the 2015 Grammy nominated historical project,  Black Europe , Bill Doggett and Rainer Lotz- USA and German specialists in early African American Recorded Sound history,  Bill Doggett’s iconic Billy Strayhorn Centennial presentation, Friends of San Francisco Public Library city wide Black History Month Lecture Series: Merced Branch: Emancipation Proclamation:Race, Image:From Slavery to Minstrelsy to Spirituals

San Francisco History Expo Showcase Spring 2015, San Francisco History Museum September 2015  Lecture:WWII, San Francisco,Black Migrants and The War Effort,  Fall 2015: The Argonaut:The Journal of San Francisco Museum Fall 2015 Feature African American Concert Singers in San Francisco 1880-2000,  Fall 2015 Library of Congress: Filming of Special  Project for 2016  with Library of Congress Project  team.

Documentary Film Debut, October: Emancipation Proclamation:The Journey to Freedom: The Civil War@150Years  hosted by The International Center for American Music,  Contemporary Black  Composers Project: A Web  based Resource launched  in 2012 and formalized in 2015 for Carnegie Hall Commissioning Project    

The Composers:  Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton, Olly Wilson, Adolphus Hailstork, Roy Jennings, Richard Thompson, Tania Leon, Valerie Capers,
 T.J. Anderson,Trevor Weston, Dominque Le Gendre, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Anthony Green, Shawn Okpebholo, Jeffrey Mumford, TonyTixier, Renee Baker, Bill Banfield,  Herbie Hancock, John Wineglass, Kerwin Young, Billy Childs, Kevin Scott, James Newton,Alicia Hall Moran, Julius Williams

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==>Newsflash: October 3, 2015 =>
 The premiere of my Documentary Short Film: Emancipation Proclamation:The Journey To Freedom: The Civil War@150 Years

The International Center for American Music presents

Bill Doggett Productions' timely short documentary educational film that honors the coming 150th anniversary Dec 6th 2015 of Congress' ratification of The 13th Amendment that outlawed SLAVERY. 

The soundtrack is a showcase of the power of  Negro spirituals 
 in classic settings by Moses Hogan and dynamic new settings by
Shawn E Okpebholo. 

The visual filmography is stunning and engaging. 
The Director of Photography is multi media filmographer, 

Part 1 (0:01-8:32) of the film is a great showcase of the many rare premiere recordings of Negro Spirituals in my archive and classic settings of Negro Spirituals by Moses Hogan with soprano Barbara Hendricks. 

Part 2  (8:33-15:25) showcases a sample of the rare Abolitionist and Civil War newspapers in my Archive accompanied by dynamic new settings of two Spirituals by the contemporary American composer, Shawn Okpebholo performed by baritone, Will Liverman.     

Newly published, late August 2015

 Emancipation Proclamation: San Francisco and African American Concert Singers: In Paradisum 1880-2000  

Published in  The Argonaut , the Journal of The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

This excellent 16 page  Feature work  filled with rare archival material is available in its digital and hard copy formats     
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Rave Review of  Journal Feature by former San Francisco Opera Chorus member, Ken Malucelli

    " I am continually impressed by the excellent feature articles in The Argonaut, the quarterly published by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, but Bill Doggett’s outstanding piece on African American concert and opera artists struck so close to home, I had to comment.

     Being a native San Franciscan growing up in the Excelsior district during the ‘40s-‘50s, I also had the privilege of being one of the first members of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, right off the bat an ethnically diverse group.  In addition, my Italian father and his brothers owned and operated a grocery store in the heart of the then-predominately-black Fillmore district.  And last, I was a Professional Chorister with San Francisco Opera from 1972-1989, and became friendlly with several singers mentioned in Mr. Doggett’s article. 
     The photos of Leontyne Price reminded me of being on stage with her during one of her last performances of Aïda; the photo of Leona Mitchell brought to mind her lovely Micaela (Carmen) and Liù (Turandot), and the mention of Reri Grist reminded me of the photo I have of her and me posing in costume (Manon, 1981) for a magazine article.

     Bill Doggett’s piece should be reprinted in SF Opera’s season programs as well as in other arts magazines and publications.  It is a vital link to the histories, both political and cultural, of African American artists."

Celebrating History
Bill Doggett Productions,As Exhibitions Curator/Archivist was featured in The 5th Annual San Francisco History Expo- February 28-March 1st 2015 at the historic 1906 Earthquake surviving Old Mint.    
Th 2015 Expo celebrated The Centennial of the 1915 San Francisco Pan Pacific International Exposition that announced the rebirth of the city after The Great 1906 Earthquake      View the Slide Show


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