Inaugural conference presented by SDSU School of Music and Dance, Co-Sponsored with SDSU Women Studies Department. The conference will focus on all aspects of women’s participation in music, feminist theory, diversity in music and musical discourse, and women leadership. Three days will include: composer/conductor/music theory workshops and 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. 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. 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. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Author “Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States”, Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, National Endowment of the Arts awardee, composer of the opera Harriet Tubman – When I Crossed the Line to Freedom, 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. performance of La Femme Boheme, Gender bending all women version of Puccini’s La Boheme, West Coast premiere of chamber opera “Harriet Tubman – When I crossed that Line to Freedom”, and performances by the Los Angeles based women Mariachi Ensemble, Las Colibri.
This project was made possible through funding from SSF-ARP