Many Musics of America

Emmanuel Joshua Stokes

Affectionately known as “Professor E.J.”, Emmanuel Stokes serves as the Assistant Professor of Music History and Literature at Berea College. He directs the award-winning Berea College Black Music Ensemble, a sixty voice choir dedicated to the performance and preservation of African American gospel and sacred music traditions. Emmanuel also teaches courses in Musical Theatre, Music & Wellbeing, and General Studies.