American Women Composer-Pianists: A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño

 

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017

 

Conference Dates: September 15 and 16, 2017

 

Conference website: beachcarreno2017.com

 

Venue: University of New Hampshire, Durham

 

Details: At the end of the nineteenth century, Amy Beach (1867-1944) and Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) stood at the vanguard of a growing number of American women pianist-composers who cut new paths in the art music world as they navigated expectations placed on Victorian women. In the year that marks Beach’s 150th birthday and the centennial of Carreño’s death, the University of New Hampshire Special Collections invites proposals for a celebration of the lives and worlds of these two women. Topics may directly address Beach or Carreño. Alternatively, papers may shed light on matters crucial to understanding their lives.

 

We welcome proposals for individual twenty-minute paper presentations, organized panels of three to four papers, and lecture recitals. For individual papers, submit an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a title and list of equipment needs. Panel proposals should include a 200-word abstract for each individual paper as well as a 200-word explanation of the session. For lecture-recitals, submit a 300-word abstract as well as a ten-minute recording in mp3 format. Email submissions to beachcarreno2017 -at- gmail.com by April 1, 2017 for full consideration. Presenters will be notified of the committee’s decision by June 1. Presentations will be considered for inclusion in a published collection of essays.

 

Conference Co-Chairs:

 

Liane Curtis, Brandeis University and Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

Sarah Gerk, Binghamton University

Bill Ross, University of New Hampshire Special Collections

 

Program Committee:

 

Douglas Bomberger, Elizabethtown College

Liane Curtis, Brandeis University and Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

Sarah Gerk, Binghamton University

Anna Kijas, Boston College

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