September Feminist Friday

Sarah Schmalenberger with horn

"The Making of Music for Peace"

Date & Time:

Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103) 

Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger's presentation, "The Making of Music for Peace" will discuss her most recent collaborative endeavor to feature the sacred jazz of Mary Lou Williams. Supported by a grant from the LDCW and performed this past February in the Aquinas Chapel, this project featured new arrangements by Laura Caviani and Kari Musil and performance by the Swing Sisterhood Big Band. 
Musicologist Sarah Schmalenberger teaches courses in music history as well as studio horn at the University of St. Thomas. Her published research address a wide range of topics, from Frank Zappa to the medical well-being of women musicians treated for breast cancer, to Black American women in concert music traditions. Currently on sabbatical leave to launch an innovative study on female brass players, Schmalenberger also hopes to publish her memoir on music and resilience.  
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