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Graul Chair in Arts and Languages

2nd Dayton Funk Symposium

This symposium brings together scholars, teachers, students and performing artists to explore and experience the innovative African American Funk music movement that put Dayton, Ohio, on the map in the 1970s and 1980s, leading to its identification as the World Capitol of Funk. 

The event is made possible in part by a Culture Works special project grant and The Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.

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Additional Information

For more information, please email the Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, Dr. Sharon Gratto at or call 937-229-3968.

Additional symposium support is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, and the Department of Music through a bequest from the George Zimmerman American Music Fund.

Except where indicated, all events are free and open to the public. Masks are required for all attendees. Events at the Neon Theatre and the Schuster Center require proof of vaccination and identification. 


Graul Chair in Arts and Languages

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1549