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


Bill Doggett is a multifaceted award winning Exhibitions Curator-Archivist, passionate educator,  curator and program director of educational  Performing Arts projects, multi media lectures/classroom course pilots which connect and integrate themes in  history, music, media and pop culture as an inter generational bridge to create dialogue and engage individuals within and across diverse communities.   

With great expertise in  Diversity in The Performing Arts strategic marketing  and community engagement,  Bill Doggett is also a  Performing Arts marketing and publicity consultant  with a long history of Artist-Composer-Community Relations. 
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Ghost writer,strategist,marketing consultant for launch of LA Opera Fall 2014 premiere casting of 3 African American Countertenors in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. *The 3 Countertenors of Dido &Aeneas were voted as one of 2014 Top Musical Moments by LA Times Music Critic, Mark Swed.

Marketing Rep for Composer, Richard Thompson. Secured coveted Interview Feature on leading West Coast Classical Music Station,KUSC-FM with renowned host, Jim Svejda Evening Program

A Bill Doggett conceived & produced Symposium of Interfaith Clergy,Youth Leaders,Civil Rights Mvt Veterans& Organizations at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley,CA

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

2013 March on Washington@Pacific School of Religion: Stanford's Clayborne Carson Keynote Speaker

San Francisco History Expo:2014-16 Featured Exhibitor in SF Historical Society annual event

Youth Leadership Panel:2013 March on Washington Symposium,Pacific School of Religion,Berkeley,CA

Intergenerational Interfaith.Bay Area Political Activism Afternoon Panel:2013 March on Washington Symposium,Pacific School of Religion,Berkeley,CA

AfroSolo Arts Festival Founder, Thomas R Simpson at Jazz in The Gardens event.  I was Community Affairs-Legislative Liaison 2011&2012 for Afro Solo Arts Festival, San FranciscoPhoto:Thomas R Simpson,Afro Solo Arts Founder receives proclamation from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's Office. I was Community Affairs-Legislative Liaison 2011&2012  Afro Solo Arts Festival, San Francisco,Photo by Bill Doggett

Community Affairs Liaison for:Afro Solo Arts Festival 2012 September Gala kick off for Feb 2013 Carnegie Hall event with Jacqueline Hairston Chorale, San FranciscoCommunity Affairs Liaison for:Afro Solo Arts Festival 2012 September Gala for Feb 2013 Carnegie Hall event Jacqueline Hairston Chorale, San Francisco

Artist Relations/ youngest Founding Board Member 1994-99 of LA Opera African Americans Division in Photo Spring 1997 at San Francisco Opera AIDA with Soprano Marquita Lister in dressing room with Conductor Donald Runnicles.. As Board member, I coordinated AALAO SF Opera event and produced weekend visit Tribute Luncheon for Ms. Lister

June 1995 LA Opera: New LA Opera GM, Placido Domingo and I-youngest founding board member of new AALAO Division-Served on board 1994-99=>at Opening Night  Gershwin Porgy and Bess party

Marketing Rep for renowned Composer Anthony Davis-Photo: 2013 Premiere of chamber opera, Lear on The 2nd Floor
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki and Baritone, Jorell Williams :Photo, Courtesy of The Composer
Anthony Davis, Chamber Opera:Lear on The 2nd Floor with Soprano,Susan Narucki:Photo, Courtesy of The Composer

Feb 2017 Bill Doggett as author, Blues&Rhythm Magazine TRIBUTE Feature

Feb 2017 Bill Doggett as author,Record Collector Magazine TRIBUTE Feature

Doggett's  blended skill sets and understanding of the increasing need for  Creative Placemaking and Community in The Performing Arts and in institutions of community value, such as Concert Halls and Libraries position him to add great value in community outreach and diversity as a consultant or as staff.

Bill Doggett is also 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 was 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 on the Lectures page

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.

 Bill Doggett's powerful independently owned Performing Arts Archive does not receive large institutional or foundation underwriting like museums that you have been reading about 



Deep River- Baritone Will Liverman
Setting by Shawn Okpebholo
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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

1870s-80s Black composer, JAMES BLAND's slavery nostalgic song
BERT WILLIAMS sings 19teens famed Black composer team,CREAMER& LAYTON songFamous Black 1900 Vaudevillian team COLE and JOHNSON hit song

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.  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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ICAMus, The International Center for American Music presents

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

Emancipation Proclamation:The Journey To Freedom: The Civil War@150 Years

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.     

 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 for the second year in a row in The 5th Annual San Francisco History Expo- February 28-March 1st 2015 at the historic 1906 Earthquake surviving Old Mint.    
The 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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