Velvet Brown, professor of tuba and euphonium at Pennsylvania State University, will present a lecture recital as part of the Eastman School of Music’s “Expanding Our Horizons” series.
She will discuss “Music, Gender and Stereotypes: Multiplying the Challenges as an African American Woman in the World of Low Brass,” and will perform works by Mozart, Alice Gomez, Roger Kellaway, and Vinicio Meza. She will be accompanied by Margaret McDonald, assistant professor of collaborative piano at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Brown’s presentation, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, in Ciminelli Lounge in Eastman Commons, is sponsored by the School’s Diversity Committee and is open to the public.
Prior to joining the Penn State faculty in 2003, Brown taught at Bowling Green State University, Ball State University, and served as an associate director of University Bands at Boston University.
Currently, Brown is a member of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association’s Board of Directors. She is also a founding board member of the International Women’s Brass Conference.
The “Expanding Our Horizons” guest speaker series was launched this spring to address issues and challenges of diversity in music schools. Guests earlier this semester were University of Rochester Vice President Paul Burgett and Myra Hindus, vice president for cultural diversity at Berklee College of Music.
For more information about the Eastman School’s Diversity Committee and “Expanding Our Horizons,” contact Ellen Koskoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, (585) 274-1454, or Caterina Falli, email@example.com, (585) 274-1254.
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