School of Music

Women in Music Festival 2023

The Nazareth College School of Music is hosting its 2nd Women in Music Festival in March to celebrate the artistry of women composers. This festival includes concerts and panel discussion, all of which will serve as a catalyst for purposeful dialogue, future collaborations, and engaging performances for our Rochester community. This Festival is presented by Nazareth College School of Music, and co-sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Education, Women and Gender Studies and Music in the Industry club.

All events are free and open to the public, and held at various locations in the Rochester community and the School of Music. For more information contact Dr. Bonnie Choi (, Festival Founder and Director.

Festival Program (pdf)

Friday, March 3 
2:30 pm | Student Concert
Wilmot Recital Hall

Student Performances of Works by Women Composers  

4 pm | Panel Discussion
Beston Hall, GMPC

Panel Discussion: Representation of Women in the Arts

Dr. Rachel Bailey Jones, moderator
School of Education, Women & Gender Studies

Laura Lentz
fivebyfive Artistic Director and Flutist

Dr. Sylvie Beaudette
Chamber Music & Piano Accompanying
Eastman School of Music

Dr. President Beth Paul

Dr. Olena Prokopovych
Political Science Undergraduate Program in History, Politics, and Law 

5:30 pm | Concert with Guest Performers
Beston Hall, GMPC
Performance by students and faculty from SUNY Buffalo State, Eastman School of Music, Nazareth College, SUNY Onondaga Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Geneseo

Saturday, March 4 
7:30 p.m. | Concert
Linehan Chapel
They Sang Too: Unheard Voices of Women's Suffrage
Resonanz Ensemble

Sunday, March 5 
3:00 p.m. | Concert
Beston Hall, GMPC

Festival Concert: in the Company of Women
Nazareth School of Music faculty
Mona Seghatoleslami, MC

Sunday, March 12
3:00 p.m. | Concert
George Eastman Museum

Wednesday, March 22 
12:10 p.m. | Concert
The Hochstein School
Live from Hochstein: In the Company of Women: Celebrating the Artistry of Women Composers

Concurrent Music in Industry Club 

Monday, March 6
5:45 p.m. | Seminar
Arts Center, Room 14, Peace Theater

Authenticity and Integrity in Artistic Identity: A seminar led by Diana Rosenblum, Ph.D

Tuesday, March 7
12:30 p.m. | Women's March
Arts Center, Upper Library
second annual Women’s Day March!