RESUMEMarsha Philpot aka Marsha Music1302 Nicolet Detroit MI 48207Lingting2000@yahoo.com / cell 313.492.6072
Ms. Philpot/Music has participated in interviews and oral histories on Detroit, too numerous to list here, for journalists, historians, filmmakers, scholars, international visitors and masters and doctoral candidates
12/2015 Narrator, documentary film on Detroit space, redlining, and re-development, by Steven Connolly of London, UK; debuted in-progress video at Trinosophes, Detroit12/2015 - Published, Grand Circus Magazine, memoir, Requiem For a Record Shop Man, Detroit12/2015 Interviewed Part I, with Tobi Voigt, for Detroit 1967 oral history project, Detroit Historical Society11/2015 - Performance with Detroit Symphony Orchestra read poem of Detroit, Memoirs and Dreams, commissioned for Symphony in D. Featured in documentary film on Symphony in D, in progress. 11/2015 - Published, Hero Magazine, poem, Just Say Hi (The Gentrification Blues); London, UK11/2015 Winner, Knight Arts Challenge, 2015, for project, Salon Detroit - proposed conversations on Detroit themes11/2015 Opening Presentation, Knight Arts Challenge 2015 Winners Event, Fillmore Theatre, Detroit 11/2015 Interviewed, masters thesis oral history project on Detroit student activism, with Dara Walker11/2015 Kresge Arts Advisory Council, 2nd year; selection of 2016 Eminent Artist, TBD11/2015 Published, first in series of commissioned interviews of Shinolas original employees, for Shinola Website/blog10/2015 Hosted Representatives from Graz Austria, UNESCO Design City, Can Art Handworks10/2015 - Panelist, post-play, Paradise Blue, on mid-century Detroit, destruction of Hastings St. 09/2015 Facilitator, Detroit Design Festival09/2015 Interviewed for documentary film, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Detroit07/2015 Member, Advisory Board MMODD (Metro Museum Of Design Detroit) 05/2015 - Presenter, Porous Borders Festival, on DRUM and Black worker activism in Hamtramck; published companion memoir, Crossing the Border to Dodge Main for Porous Borders zine; published post-fest article for Infinite Mile arts journal, A Seasoned Look at the Porous Borders Fest05/2015 - Featured, documentary No Place Like Detroit by French film-maker Natasha Peteuil05/2015 - Presenter, Michigan Sound Conservancy Conference; on mid-century Detroit music03/2015- Interviewed, by Kelsey Ann Martin for oral history project, Cranbrook School.03/2015 - Published Kidnapped Children Of Detroit in Belt, online magazine. March 201503/2015 - Panelist, Gentrification And Art, sponsored by Infinite Mile and Stamps School of Arts and Design, University of Michigan, March 201503/3015 - Interviewed on Detroit, by journalists for Swiss Public Radio program, Switzerland03/2015 - Participant in D4 Civic Leadership course at University of Michigan, lead by Jeff Jones03/2015 - Lectured, College for Creative Study Printmaking Class; with Prof. Toby Millman 03/2015 Lectured, Humanity in Action; presenter for international Philanthropy and Social Enterprise Fellowship; at University of Michigan, Detroit02/2015 - Storyteller, Twisted Storytellers, Charles Wright Museum of AfricanAmerican History02/2015 - Panelist on"Gentrification in Detroit" panel moderated by Freep editor Stephen Henderson, N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts02/2015 - Received Blues Horizon Award for 2014, on behalf of father, Joe Von Battle, Detroit Blues Society02/2015 Featured, Ambassador Magazine, Black History Roundtable 01/2015 - Featured, The Sound of Detroit, by Vittorio Bongiorno, in Italian Magazine, Mucchio Extra01/2015 Presented, The Kidnapped Children of Detroit/Just Say Hi" in the art installation From All Sides, at Oakland Ave. Artists Coalition, North End20013 - Present Lectures with Jewish students on Detroit mid-century history andBlack/Jewish life; in conjunction with Repair the World and Downtown Synagogue, Detroit
12/2014 Published, epic poem "Just Say Hi (the Gentrification Blues)", in the online journal Infinite Mile and on blog, Marsha Music11/2014 Featured Presenter, to 2015 Kresge Arts Fellowship applicants, at invitation of Kresge Arts in Detroit 11/2014 Speaker, tribute to General Baker, University of Michigan - Detroit Campus11/2014 - Presented spoken word poem at The Water Show, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit11/2014 - Presented The Kidnapped Children of Detroit in the art installation From All Sides, at 9338 Gallery, Hamtramck, MI 11/2014 - Presented The Kidnapped Children of Detroit at Rediscovering Detroit Folklore, Presence II Productions, Detroit, MI11/2014 Kresge Advisory Council, selection of 2015 Eminent Artist, Ruth Adler Schnee 08/2014 - Read The Kidnapped Children of Detroit at ML Leibler's Jazz Cafe poetry series09/2014 Interviewed for PBS documentary Roots of Detroit Music with journalist Somer Bingham09/ 2014 - Presented at New Work New Future conference, Samaritan Center, Detroit06/2014 - Published memoir/essay on white flight, The Kidnapped Children of Detroit in the book, The Detroit Anthology, edited by Anna Clark, June, 201403/2014 - Featured narrator, video documentary short on Detroit ruins, by Dr. Richard Raubolt
11/2013 - Performed spoken word narrative for Failure Lab Detroit Project, Detroit Opera House 09/2013 - Presented spoken narrative on essay The Kidnapped Children of Detroit, at Detroit Collision Works, Eastern Market, Detroit08/2013 - Presented One Woman Show, Live From Hastings Street at Downtown Synagogue, 201308/2013 - Presented spoken-word presentation on Detroit Style for Detroit Fash Fest, 201305/2013 - Featured Book-talk, for essay Hidden in Plain Sight in the book Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies, at Source Booksellers 04/2013 - Performed One Woman Show Live on Hastings Street! ArtX Festival, April 201304/2013 - Reading of The Red Headed Girl for Wayne County Coalition at Trinosophes, Detroit04/2013 - Appeared on the Brenda Perryman Show, cable television April 2013.02/2013 - Featured in photo spread for Styline Magazine.02/2013 - Panelist on Customer Service (including Race and the New Detroit) for ModelD Speaker Series 2013-Present Facilitator to Carlos Nielbock, master architectural ornamental metal-smith, Detroit architectural historian, green energy inventor
12/2012 Profiled in Detroit City Is The Place To Be by Mark Binelli; mentioned in NYTs Book Review06/2012 - Awarded Kresge Fellowship in the Literary Arts - June, 201204/2012 - Published Hidden in Plain Sight in the book Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies02/2012 present Manager/Advisor artist David Philpot; master staff maker, assemblage, mosaicist00/2011 - Commissioned story for Metro Times, for annual Detroit Tigers Opening Day issue 04/2010 - Writing and images featured in exhibition, installation Detroit music by Michelle Dimuzio at University of Michigan, Detroit2010 Present - Lead visiting Japanese Judges and students, architects and international visitors through the Mies van der Rohe townhouses of Lafayette Park00/2009 - Contributed article, Best Music of the Decade Metro Times 12/2009 - Contributor, University of Michigans Living Music Oral History Project, on father, Joe Von Battle and Detroit mid-century, mid-city Detroit history01/2009 - Memoir essay Joe Von Battle-Requiem for a Record Shop Man" translated into Dutch forBlock magazine, in Holland, NL2008 Present - Published online blog, Marsha Music (A Grown Womans Tales from Detroit) 04/2007 - Lectured /panelist at the Haverford and Baldwin schools, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania2002 - 2010 Moderated arts and literature forum on international connoisseurs website (the purists.com), and moderated international specialty wristwatch forum (Paneristi.com) 03/2004 - Lectured at University of Madison, Wisconsin 2004; symposium on contemporary music00/2004 - Published Jolene on online forum, thepurists.com, in online magazine Counter-Punch, and in literary anthology, Serpents In The Garden, Liaisons In Culture and Sex - 00/2002 - Appeared in HBO documentary - City on Fire: The Story of the 68 Detroit Tigers 00/1994 Contributed to Unknown Tales, Unsung Heroes, an Oral History of Detroit, 1918-1967; Edited by Elaine Latzman Moon 00/1989 - Keynote speaker, official Dr. Martin Luther King Day event at Fanueil Hall, Boston MA00/1986 - Honored by National Association of 100 Black Women00/1986 - Featured in People Magazine and Black Enterprise Magazine 00/1986 - Named one of 50 Most Powerful Women in Detroit, Monthly Detroit Magazine00/ 1985 - Led labor parade and speaking tour in Austin Minnesota, Hormel Workers strike00/1984 - Speaking Tour of Civil Rights sites in Alabama, keynote speaker in Selma church00/1981 - Participant and audience speaker, American Writers Congress, New York, NY1960s 70s - Contributor, Inner-City Voice, South End newspapers 1968 1970s - Activist, Black Student United Front/League of Revolutionary Black Workers
EDUCATION - Highland Park Schools, Highland Park, Michigan; honors and award for exemplary writing
EMPLOYMENT - 1991 Present, Wayne County Third Circuit Court, 1991-present, including: 2014 - Present - Assistant to Presiding Judge, Wayne County Juvenile Court 2009-2013 - Executive Assistant to Chief Judge, Third Circuit Court1983-1988 President, Bakery Workers Union Local 326, Detroit/Allen Park 1972- 1983 Frito-Lay, Inc., Allen Park, Michigan
Affiliation Zion Congregational Church of God in Christ 2135 Mack Ave; Pastor James Hall.
Doll and fiber artist, works have been exhibited and offered Arts Extended Gallery, Gallery of Contemporary Crafts (Fisher Building), DIA Museum Shop and Flo's in Midtown.
Advisor, Connector, Facilitator
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