Presented by: Dr. Darlene Kuperus
Location: Hyatt Regency – Learning Center
Three American women born right before the Depression. Three women with distinguished and highly successful careers as musicians. Three women who began their musical journeys during the post-WWII era, a time when women’s career goals were often pushed aside so that men could find jobs after returning from the war. Yet none of these women let that stop them from pursuing their talents and dreams.
They are musical legends (composers, conductors, teachers, professors, and performers) whose work made a profound and lasting impact on choral, organ, carillon, and sacred music. What qualities do they have in common and what can be learned from their immense collective success? As we examine their unparalleled passion, energy, and single-minded devotion to their art, we will hear examples of their compositions or works that they commissioned and reflect on how these trailblazers can inform our own careers and performances.