Amy Beach Festival: Celebrating the Music of a Great American Woman

Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Carswell Concert Hall


The Meredith College Department of Music will present two concerts as part of a celebration of composer Amy Beach. The March 21 concert will feature Meredith music faculty, and Meredith students will perform on March 22. Both events will include presentations by Wake Forest University Professor of Music Susan Borwick, an Amy Beach scholar.

The Amy Beach Festival performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Meredith College Department of Music, at (919) 760-8536.

About Amy Beach
Born in 1867, Amy Beach was the first American woman to be a successful composer. A child prodigy, Beach gave her first public performances at age 7, and was self-taught in composition. During her lifetime, when she was known as Mrs. H.H.A. Beach, she was considered the foremost woman composer in the U.S.

Beach served as president of the Music Teachers National Association and Music Educators National Conference, and was the co-founder and president of the Society of American Women Composers.
 


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