The versatility of Jacqueline Springer’s Contemporary Black Music Culture course ensures that concurrent or retrospective issues that circumnavigate modern black music and society can be executed with flair.

Thanks to an unrivalled utilisation of multi-media, reference materials and visual artefacts, everything from music-inspired vernacular, aesthetics, controversies and accomplishments can be assessed from an academic or journalistic perspective.

Educational establishments, keen to reflect current topics of sociological and cultural concern have utilised Contemporary Black Music Culture since 2004.

The first institution was London’s College of Communication (formerly the London College of Printing) and just months later Contemporary Black Music Culture went international when the renowned Berklee College of Music (whose alumni include Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin and Branford Marsalis), invited Jacqueline to speak on the viability of incorporating the study of rap music and hip hop culture into the college’s highly respected curriculum.

Since then, a range of educational and artistic establishments based in the USA and Europe have commissioned bespoke Contemporary Black Music Culture presentations and invited Jacqueline to deliver talks.

Contemporary Black Music Culture has been presented at the following:

49th BFI/Times London Film Festival, London
51st BFI/Times London Film Festival, London
B Supreme Festival, London
BBC Blast Festival, London
Berklee College of Music, Boston
British Film Institute/National Film Theatre, London
Foundation of International Education, London
Lillian Baylis School of Technology, London
London College of Communication, London
London College of Fashion, London
NYU - Clive Davis Dept of Recorded Music, New York
Princeton University, New Jersey
Purdue University, Indiana
Suffolk University, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston
Tate Modern, London
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London
Tupac Reinterpreted Season, National Film Theatre, London
University of Turku, Finland
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Centre for Contemporary Music Cultures, Goldsmith's, University of London

Jacqueline is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University in London (teaching Race, Gender & the Media, British Music & the Media and Mapping Music); a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster and Co-Leader of the BA in Commerical Music's Pop Music & Culture module.

Jacqueline is also a contributor to BBC News and arts programming and is on the advisory panel for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Black Cultural Archives' collaborative project, 'Staying Power'.

Jacqueline won Syracuse London's Michael O'Leary Award for Excellence in Teaching in April 2010.