Monday Link Round Up: January 20, 2020

Monday Link Round Up: January 20, 2020

News and Music to start your week! Wishing everyone a meaningful and reflective Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  Celebrate by listing in to DiscoverClassical.com which features a day of music  programming by Black composers – including works by Florence Price and...
Monday Link Round Up: September 23, 2019

Monday Link Round Up: September 23, 2019

News and music to start your week! History was made at the Philadelphia Orchestra when they performed Umoja by Valerie Coleman –  the first classical work by a living African American woman that they have every performed.  Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer....

Monday Link Round Up: January 15, 2018

News to start your week! Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. by reflecting on the progress that has been made by trailblazers – like Nkeiru Okoye’s opera Harriet Tubman.  (Thea Musgrave also turned to the life of Harriet Tubman for an...
Concerts of Old and New Music

Concerts of Old and New Music

We’re always thrilled to share announcements of coming concerts featuring works by women composers!  This week we are especially thrilled to see two ensembles who are embracing contemporary and historic composers in their performances. The Mount Holyoke Symphony...
Nkeiru Okoye

Nkeiru Okoye

Nkeiru Okoye was born in New York (1972), and growing up, frequently visited her father’s native Nigeria.  She won a song-writing competition at age 13, and decided to study composition seriously.   She received degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory (BA) and Rutgers...