Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back (voice and piano)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Negro Love Song
(1899-1990) When William Levi Dawson started studying music at the Tuskegee (Institute) University, he was a member of Tuskegee’s band and orchestra. After graduating, Dawson went to Washburn College and studied composition and orchestration with Henry V. Stearns. He also studied counterpoint with Sir Carl Busch. In 1925, he received a bachelor's degree in music theory at the Horner Institute of Fine Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. For his master's, he studied at the American Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition under Adolph Weidig. After graduating, he went back to Tuskegee University, where he organized and headed the School of Music. The Tuskegee Institute awarded Dawson with an Honorary Doctorate of Music. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Ithaca College and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Lincoln University.
Dawson, William L. (William Levi), "Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back (voice and piano)" (1923). Dunbar Music Archive. 46.