This book features a championed composer of American music in the areas of spirituals and art songs. Jacqueline Hairston is an established composer, arranger, vocal coach, music educator, and recording artist. This is the first book on Jacqueline Hairston. It illustrates her early childhood, her formal education, important musical collaborations, particularly with soprano, Kathleen Battle, and her illustrious ability to write for singers. The content not only provides pertinent biographical information and stories form her, it is also serves as a guide for performing, teaching, and learning about her music. Her musical works can easily be programmed for any event related to healing or unity.