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Vlog – Jesus On The Mainline

We’re glad to welcome Emorja Roberson to our blog team. Emorja is a pianist, conductor, workshop coordinator, composer, arranger and vocalist in world of classical and gospel. He is the first African-American student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Notre Dame to study Choral Conducting with a focus in African-American repertoire and also serves as the Director of Music for Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Church. 


History & Score Entry – Jesus on the Mainline |

For a historical example of the song, check out this field recording from the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Series – Jesus on the Mainline | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (


Emorja Roberson’s Recording, March 2021