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SDSU #Herstory Month: Women's Music, Diversity And Leadership Conference


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Mar 29 - Mar 31, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Inaugural conference presented by San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, co-sponsored by SDSU Women Studies Department.

Completely free to the public, and first of its kind at the School of Music and Dance, SDSU University, and the San Diego/SoCal areas; the conference will focus on all aspects of women's participation in music, feminist theory, diversity in music and musical discourse, and women leadership. This project was made possible through SSF – ARP funding.

Three days will include: composer/conductor/music theory/chamber music workshops and performance master classes, musicological and feminist theory presentations and lectures, leadership/entrepreneurship presentations, and Q/A panel discussions, including one on one student leadership mentoring.

Each day will commence with an evening concert highlighting the conference events.

Located in the SDSU Music Building.

Conference guests include:

Dr. Naomi Andre, Musicologist, University of Michigan, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, and author, “Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera”, and “Blackness in Opera”

Dr. Pamela Madsen, CSU Fullerton, currently, curator of the Annual New Music Festival, World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room Project, and Film as Collaborative Art Series at Cal State Fullerton, PhD in composition from UCSD, doctoral studies in Music Theory at Yale University, post-doctoral studies in Music Technology at IRCAM in Paris, and Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros.

Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Author "Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States"

Maestra Jessica Bejarano, Director of the San Francisco Civic Symphony, the West Coast premiere of Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, National Endowment of the Arts awardee, composer of the opera Harriet Tubman – When I Crossed the Line to Freedom

Dr. Rachel Lumsden, Theorist, Associate Professor Florida State University, works published and forthcoming in American Music, Black Music Research Journal, Feminist Studies, Music Theory Online, Studies in American Humor, and Women and Music, Co-editor of the Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory

Jessica Gabriel Peritz, PhD candidate University of Chicago, Rome Prize, Paul A. Prisk Prize, and American Musicological Society Alvin H. Johnson Dissertation Fellowship Recipient

Dr. Shonda Devine, Director of Vocal Studies and Opera Theatre HBCU Alabama A&M University (performing the title role of Harriet Tubman)

Conductor Dr. Angela Yeung, Director Chamber Music University of San Diego and Director of the San Diego Greater Coterie

Austin TX based LOLA Opera Co., West Coast premiere of "La Femme Boheme," all women gender bending version of Puccini’s "La Boheme"

Performances by the Los Angeles based, all women Mariachi ensemble, Las Colibri.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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