Women Composers throughout History | Breaking Classical Music’s Glass Ceiling with Musician Nancy Williams

03/16/19 1:30 pm until 03/16/19 2:30 pm
Categories: Library

For centuries, female composers were not on equal footing with their male counterparts despite being some of the most visionary figures in music history. Celebrate the women who broke classical music's glass ceiling & defied social norms to compose, perform, teach & conduct classical western music.

Hear musical selections as musician Nancy Williams discusses the significance of women composers throughout history & how the role of women as composers has changed over time. Selected works will be highlighted & their salient characteristics discussed.

Nancy Williams's lectures are known for their accessibility in making historical topics relatable to modern audiences of all ages. She is an experienced professional jazz & classical performer, arranger & composer. Her publishing company is Carpe Clarinet.

A Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Northern Colorado, Williams is writing her dissertation on the role of clarinet in the history of British song, while continuing to perform, compose & teach in Rapid City, South Dakota. A student of international-renowned musicologists Jonathan Bellman & Deborah Kauffman, Williams has presented at national & international conferences, specializing in classical performance practice & the influence of analysis on performance.

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