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Women in Music Festival 2006

March 27-31, 2006  |  Noon-1 p.m.  |  Eastman School of Music


The Women In Music Festival is a celebration of women involved in all aspects of music, including composition, performance, teaching, scholarship, and administration.

The Festival consists of daily noontime concerts in the Eastman School of Music’s Main Hall (26 Gibbs Street), Schmitt Hall (26 Gibbs Street), and in the Atrium of Miller Center (27 Gibbs Street, formerly Eastman Place). All concerts are free and open to the public, and seating is available for expectant mothers and the elderly.

Special Focus for 2006

  • Lecture – “Singing Divine Troubles: Women’s Poetry from Kangra, Northwest India.” Thursday, March 30, 1:30 pm (Howard Hanson Hall)
  • Wednesday – “Music in the Time of Susan B. Anthony,” a musical commemoration of the centennial of her death
  • Bicentennial of the birth of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
  • Centennial of the birth of Miriam Gideon (USA), Louise Talma (USA), Elisabeth Lutyens (UK), and Grace Williams ( Wales)
  • Libby Larsen’s visit in Rochester (March 3-6, 2006)
  • Panel Discussion: “Women in Music” issues (questions, focus, and panelists TBA), Friday, March 31, 1:30-3:30 pm (Ciminelli Formal Lounge). Submit discussion questions to sahmad3@mail.rochester.edu.

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Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, Festival Director
Sophia Ahmad, Assistant Director
Sponsored by Maureen L. Toombs RE/MAX Realty Group, Universal Edition, and Eastman School of Music.