Music hath powers to soothe and more!

Sarah Schmalenberger

The Selim Center is pleased to be co-sponsoring a free lecture program with the sisters of Sigma Alpha Iota in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium, on the UST St. Paul Campus on Sunday, November 1, at 2:00 p.m.  In her program titled "Singing Bowls:  A Resource for Building Community Voice," musicologist and hornist Sarah Schmalenberger will demonstrate the sounds of two quartz crystal singing bowls and how she uses them in various educational/pedagogical settings. 

Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger teaches courses in music history as well as studio horn at the University of St. Thomas.  A native of central Ohio, she attended the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus. She earned two masters degrees (M.M. in Music Education at the University of Michigan; M.M. in Music History at West Virginia University), while maintaining an active freelance schedule as a hornist in several regional orchestras (Duluth Superior Symphony, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Breckenridge Festival Orchestra) and many more chamber ensembles.  She ultimately earned a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Minnesota.  As a scholar in music, Sarah has published articles on music of the United States, and more recently, on the medical well-being of women musicians who have battled breast cancer.

Author:  Susan Anderson-Benson, Center Program Manager

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