Cheekwood Museum and Gardens

​Inversion Vocal Ensemble

"Outstanding... for them to unite in voice and sing songs like that is just unbelievable!"

​-Mayor Rogers Anderson (Willamson County Herald) 

Born from a desire to showcase an array of talented friends, Inversion Vocal Ensemble brings an eclectic vibe to a variety of musical genres. Comprised of classically trained students and alumni of Tennessee State University, Oakwood University, Vanderbilt University, Morehouse College, University of Tennessee, and Union University, Inversion performs classical, contemporary gospel, jazz standards, and inspirational music like never before!

About Inversion

Sanctuary on the Square Concert Series

Memphis, TN


Nashville Opera:

The Opera Club

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Brandi Carlile

The Fairfield Four

Rivers Rutherford

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Marcus Hummon

Becca Stevens

Tanya Tucker

Levi Hummon

Buddy Greene

Dr. Roland Carter

Ruby Amanfu

Track 29

Diana Thomas

Concert Series:

The Ryman Auditorium

Franklin Masonic Hall

(as the first African-American performers)

On Stage with:

Noah Liff Opera Center

Arts at the Airport:
Metro Nashville Arts Commission

Nashville, TN


Carnton House

presented by the City of Franklin

Cathedral Arts Concert Series

Knoxville, TN

Notable Engagements:

Nick Cave feat. Nashville

*EMMY nomination

Frederick Douglass:
The Making of a Prophet

Venues Performed:

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

"Let Freedom Sing"

with the Nashville Symphony

McAfee Concert Hall

"The voices of this group were so professional, and their choices of music were beautiful! Our congregation enjoyed... their uplifting concert. Bravo!"

​-Rev. Rosemary Brown, Monroe Street United Methodist 

Most recently, Inversion Vocal Ensemble was requested by the National Civil Rights Museum to sing at their inaugural memorial service for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Inversion was requested specifically to sing their rendition of "Precious Lord", King's favorite hymn. The event was attended by Mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, thousands of spectators, and King's comrade, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson.  

In July 2013, Inversion performed as featured artists for the opening of the annual convention of the National Association of Negro Musicians. In November 2014, Cheekwood Museum and Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of African-American Music presented Inversion in concert as the closing act of the Drawing Room Concert Series, to commemorate the work of artist William Edmondson.

In 2015, Inversion has been presented in concert by The Roland Hayes Committee at the Harris Arts Center, The Summer Hill Heritage Center, and featured in recital with Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu and Dr. Roland Carter.

In May 2015, Inversion premiered the concert theatrical, FREDERICK DOUGLASS: The Making of a Prophet. Inversion was chosen for this work by its composer, GRAMMY-award winning songwriter Marcus Hummon.

In October 2015, Inversion was selected as the only vocalists to perform on the mainstage of Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Laura Turner Concert Hall for the Nashville Symphony Free Day of Music. In December, Inversion returned to Cheekwood to celebrate the holiday season.

National Civil Rights Museum - Inaugural MLK Commemoration 

Sacred Space for the City

Concert Series

at Christ Church Cathedral

Nashville, TN

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Roland Hayes Museum

Calhoun, GA

"Love on Fire"

The Ryman Auditorium​​​​

Tennessee Arts Academy

Nashville, TN

Nashville Opera Club

Nashville, TN