Odyssey: A Woman's Voice: Great Unsung Women Composers

Offered at the home of the instructor, this course focuses on the music of women composers and explores the cultural barriers that kept their voice from being heard as it should have been. Using live performances of solo piano music and chamber music, we will showcase the incredible variety, beauty, lyricism, passion, and energy of composers such as Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, and many more. Despite the long odds against their success in societies that limited their access to musical education, all these women composers produced soulful and distinctive music comparable to that of many of their male contemporaries. The instructor, Daniel Weiser, will perform seldom-heard works (many unpublished) that reveal the intense longing that many of these women shared for some critical recognition.

912.534.91 Instructor's home Cost: $93 (maximum 20 participants) Wednesdays, March 4– 25, 10 a.m. (no class March 18)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission.

Please be aware that you will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

Call 410-516-8516 for further information.