Studio Performances

From the Studio of Patricia Budlong:

Sympathy” by Florence Price (performed by Alice Banta, class of 2021, and accompanied by Vincent Trovato). This is a work-in-progress performance – the song is also on the program for Alice's upcoming senior recital, which primarily features women composers (Spring 2021).

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From the Studio of Ellie Escher:
Katherine Conlon, Class of 2024, performs Elizabeth Lehmann's (1862-1918) "There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden." In this Liza Lehmann piece, a little girl divulges into the details about a group of fairies that inhabit the garden behind her home. As the song carries on, she reveals her relation to these mystical creatures in a joyful and vibrant conclusion.

From the studio of June Thomas:
A six-voice women's ensemble breaking down into various groups doing virtual performances of the great Joni Mitchell's compositions. Featured are the following:

"Banquet" (trio)

  • Danica Schofer (Class of 2022), Soprano 1
  • Abigail Zuckert (Class of 2022), Soprano 2
  • Mikal Kalus (Class of 2021), Alto
  • June Thomas, Piano & Vocal arrangement

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"Car on a Hill" (quartet)

  • Jessalyn Kuehne (Class of 2021), Soprano 1
  • Amelia Mosher-Smith (Class of 2021), Soprano 2
  • Samantha Horowitz (Class of 2022), Alto
  • June Thomas, Tenor & Piano

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Performances

O vive rose” by Francesca Caccini

Performed by Night’s Black Bird including Muhlenberg College faculty members Dr. Katherine Kaiser and Dr. Ted Conner

  • Katherine Kaiser-soprano
  • Elizabeth Conner-bass viola da gamba 
  • Ted Conner-Baroque guitar 

Sonet vox tua” by Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana

Performed by Night’s Black Bird including Muhlenberg College faculty members Dr. Katherine Kaiser and Dr. Ted Conner Katherine

  • Kaiser-soprano 
  • Elizabeth Conner-bass viola da gamba 
  • Ted Conner-Baroque guitar


Ensembles Participating in the Celebration of Women Composers

The Chamber Orchestra is creating a virtual performance of “American Statue,”
composed by Sarah Davol.

The Collegium musicum has selected repertoire for the fall semester that includes works by Francesca Caccini Madalena Casulana, Lady Mary Dering, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Barbara Strozzi, and Lucretia Orsina Vizana.

December 2020 - The choirs have chosen selections for this year's Candlelight Carols from only women composers. Throughout the semester, we have addressed issues surrounding women in the field of composition and discussed the history of women in classical music and the role choirs can play in taking greater steps toward equality. 

The Jazz Big Band is creating virtual performances of “The Homeland” an original unrecorded work by Anita Brown and "now Baby or Never," arranged by Anita Brown.