School of Music

Women in Music Festival 2022

The Nazareth College School of Music is hosting its first Women in Music Festival in March to celebrate the artistry of women composers. This festival includes a workshop, panel discussion, lecture recital and concerts, all of  which will serve as a catalyst for purposeful dialogue, future collaborations, and engaging performances for our Rochester community. 

All events are free and open to the public, and held in the School of Music.

Friday, March 4 
2:00 p.m. Recital Hall
Workshop/Performance: Student Performances of Works by Women Composers  

4:00 p.m. Rehearsal Hall
Panel Discussion: Representation of Women in the Arts
Rachel Bailey Jones, Samantha Nolte-Yupari, Holland Houdek, Heather Roffe, Bonnie Choi, Kristen Shiner McGuire

Sunday, March 6 
3:00 p.m.Beston Hall, Glazer Music Performance Center
Festival Concert: In the Company of Women

Celebrating works by women composers: Viola Sonata by Rebecca Clarke, who performed the sonata here in Rochester in 1923 for George Eastman at his house; Song Without Words for Clarinet and Piano by Libby Larson; Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds; Rain Waves by Joan Tower; Hold On by Gilda Lyons; In Sleep the World Is Yours by Lori Laitman; Imaginings by Dorothy Gates and a set of vocal pieces by Alma Mahler and Amy Beach.  

Monday, March 7 
12:30 p.m. Recital Hall
Lecture Recital: Finding their Voice: Character Pieces of Women Composers
Leonidas F. Lagrimas, guest pianist 

For many 19th and 20th female composers, the shorter piano work known as the "character piece" represented the opportunity to develop their own unique voice and the freedom to push the boundaries of piano music. Pianist Leonidas Lagrimas presents a lecture recital exploring some of the innovative character pieces of Amy Beach and Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, and their connections to works by Chopin, Brahms, and Debussy.

Wednesday, March 23 
12:10 p.m. Hochstein School

Live from Hochstein: In the Company of Women: Celebrating the Artistry of Women Composers

Works performed by Jacob Ertl, piano; Jessica Best, mezzo soprano; Marcy Bacon, clarinet; Ryan Hardcastle, viola, Yoshiko Arahata, piano


Concurrent Art Exhibition at Nazareth

Panic and Projection is an exhibition featuring two Nazareth women alumni and The Print Club of Rochester 91st Annual Members Exhibition has strong women representation.

Both exhibitions opened January 28 and will be on exhibit until March 6. In the Arts Center Gallery we are featuring The Print Club of Rochester 91st Annual Members Exhibition. In the Colacino Gallery we are featuring Panic and Projection works by Kelly Hanning and Tailia Ryan.

Founded in 1930, The Print Club of Rochester is one of the longest continually running print clubs in the United States! The club is comprised of artists, collectors, and print enthusiasts. They are committed to the encouragement of traditional and contemporary methods of printmaking. This exhibition, our 91st Annual Member's Exhibition, showcases the breadth of printmaking processes practiced by our members and their extraordinary talent.

Panic and Projection features prints by Kelly Hanning and Talia Ryan. Kelly’s work contemplates our collective consciousness and relationship to our surroundings, exposing cyclical patterns of human existence of experiencing physical unease; accompanied by Talia’s work, which puts self-analysis on display, framing, romanticizing, and commemorating the fantasy of memory. The show hangs together to sublimate human feeling for the viewing (and participating) audience.