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Panel to Discuss Women and Music

Geneva, NY — Three music scholars from around the country will come together on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges to discuss various aspects of the topic “Women and Music” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, in St. John's Chapel. The program will include the exploration of musical works ranging from those of medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen through those of contemporary women composers. The public in invited to attend.

Panelists for the forum include: Carol Barnett, composer-in-residence with The Dale Warland Singers of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and scholars Lydia Hamessley, associate professor of music at Hamilton College and Judith Peraino, assistant professor of music at Cornell University. Each panelist brings her own unique perspective and expertise to the topics to be discussed.

The Colleges Cantori, directed by Robert Cowles, will perform mad magnificent herald, a work by Barnett, as part of the forum. The work was commissioned by Cowles and Cantori and will be premiered as part of the Colleges Chorale's upcoming annual spring tour.

The event is co-sponsored by the Colleges' Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men and the Department of Music.

Contact: Kathy Meyer 315: 781-3540

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