The American Spiritual Ensemble was founded by Everett McCorvey in 1995. The mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive. The repertoire ranges from spirituals to classical to Broadway and dance. The members of the American Spiritual Ensemble are soloists in their own right, and the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, opera, jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience. The American Spiritual Ensemble has presented diverse concerts throughout the United States, Europe and South America and has toured Spain nine times, presenting over 80 concerts. Its founder, Everett McCorvey, holds an Endowed Professorship in Voice and is Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.