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Roosevelt Credit Oral History Interview. April 25, 2014

Roosevelt Credit Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

April 25, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Roosevelt Credit attended OSU from 1986-1990, graduating with a degree in Music Education. Following graduate studies at Northwestern University in conducting and opera performance, Credit began a career as a stage and music performer, appearing on Broadway in "Porgy and Bess" and "Show Boat," and touring the United States in support of both productions. His interview discusses his upbringing in Oakland, California, his time at OSU and his life as a Broadway performer. During the interview, Credit also performs an impromptu version of "Carry Me Back," the OSU alma mater. Likewise included is a recording of a performance that Credit delivered later that day with OSU choir students at the Memorial Union.