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TWU Symposium Puts Focus on Women in Music

9/25/03


DENTON — The accomplishments of women musicians and opportunities in music for today’s students will be featured in a symposium presented Oct. 13-14 by the Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts.

The Women in Music Symposium will feature guest artists, choral workshops and the premier of a commissioned work for choir by internationally known composer and artist Eleanor Daley. All events are free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, visit www.twu.edu/as/pa/music/WIMsymposium.htm. For additional information, contact the TWU Department of Music at (940) 898-2500.

The TWU Concert Choir, TWU Wind Ensemble and selected soloists will present Daley’s work, “Seasons of Love,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton campus. The work was commissioned by the TWU School of the Arts.

Guest artists will conduct master’s classes and choral workshops, and will participate in panel discussions. Guest artists include Daley; Carlana Fitch, executive director of the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony Orchestra; Angela Mariani, a musicologist and writer, producer and host of the nationally syndicated public radio program “Harmonia;” and Karen Stone, general director of the Dallas Opera.

Guest singers from area high schools will join the TWU Concert Choir in a choral workshop presented by Daley, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.

Dr. Susan Stewart, TWU assistant professor of music and coordinator of choral activities, said the symposium was inspired by advances that women have made in the music field.

“Women finally have made inroads into being conductors,” she said. “It’s time now. Students need to think about options other than being a performer.”

Dr. Pamela Youngblood, TWU associate professor of music, agreed, adding, “TWU is a perfect place to emphasize what women are doing in music.”

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Karen Treat
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