Women in Music Festival

Women in Music Festival 2022

Centennial Edition March 21-25, 2022

As part of the Eastman School of Music Centennial celebration, we are bringing back the weeklong Women in Music Festival that took place annually from 2005 to 2014 during Women’s History Month. For the 2022 edition, we are celebrating composer Florence B. Price, women in brass and in jazz, and Mexican composer Georgina Derbez. See the Festival Schedule below for an overview of the events. More details in March!

Call for Performers!

Eastman faculty and students, chamber groups, and small ensembles are welcome to propose works to perform at one of the five noontime concerts or for the Florence Price Legacy Concert on Friday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The deadline to submit the participation form is February 15, 2022. All proposed music selections must be written by women composers.

Click HERE for Online Participation Form

Festival Schedule:

Monday, March 21, 2022

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunchtime concert in Lowry Hall, Eastman School of Music
3:30-5:00 p.m. Virtual Panel Discussion: “Women in Jazz.” ESM 305, Eastman School of Music
7:30 p.m. Concert Saxology, guest: Alexa Tarantino, Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

12:10-1:00 p.m. “Tuesday Pipes” concert, Christ Church Cathedral
3:30-5:00 p.m. Virtual Panel Discussion: “Women in Brass.” OSL 101, Eastman School of Music
7:30 p.m. Horn Choir Concert, premiere of Pamela Marshall’s work. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music

Wednesday, March 23

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunchtime concert in Lowry Hall, Eastman School of Music
2:00-3:00 p.m. Rachel Roberts: “Negotiations for Women.” ESM 305, Eastman School of Music
7:30 p.m. Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra, Kodak Hall, Eastman School of Music

Thursday, March 24

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunchtime concert “Eastman @ Washington Square.” Universalist Church
3:30-5:00 p.m. Composers Forum: Georgina Derbez, composer. Eastman School of Music
7:30 p.m. Special “Fourth Thursday” concert: premiere of Nathalie Draper’s piece for organ and dancers. Memorial Art Gallery (MAG)

Friday, March 25

9:00-11:30 a.m. Florence Price Symposium, Humanities Corridor Project. Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunchtime concert in Lowry Hall, Eastman School of Music
1:30-5:00 p.m. Florence Price Symposium, Humanities Corridor Project. Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music
7:30 p.m. Florence Price Legacy Concert. Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music