The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music consists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.
Dr. Albert McNeil - conductor, composer, and founder and director of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, is professor Emeritus of the University of California at Davis . Born in Los Angeles , he earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of California , Los Angeles , and did his doctoral studies at the University of Southern California , the Westminster Choir College of Princeton, and the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He was Director of choral activities at UC Davis for 21 years, and headed their music education program. He taught courses in ethnomusicology at the University of Southern California for twelve years.