San Diego State University #Herstory Month: Women's Music, Diversity, and Leadership Conference 2019

San Diego, United States
29 - 31 March 2019
The conference ended on 31 March 2019

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
1st February 2019
Abstract Acceptance Notification
15th February 2019
Final Abstract / Full Paper Deadline
1st March 2019
Registration deadline
22nd March 2019

About SDSUWMC2019

Inaugural conference presented by SDSU School of Music and Dance, Co-Sponsored with SDSU Women Studies Department. Focus- Women’s participation in music, feminist theory, diversity and musical discourse, and women leadership. Will include: composer/conductor/workshops/master classes, feminist theory lectures, leadership/entrepreneurship Q/A panel student leadership mentoring. Guests include: Dr. Naomi Andre, Author "Blackness in Opera", Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Author “Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States”, Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, National Endowment of the Arts composer, Dr. Pamela Madsen, composer, curator New Music Festival and World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room Project. LOLA Opera La Femme Boheme, Harriet Tubman Opera, Mariachi Ensemble, Las Colibri.


Women's studies, Women empowerment, Women’s histories in heritage spaces and public history: reflections and methodologies, Women and gender studies • identity construction, Women and leadership, Women and media, Women history, Women as entrepreneurs, Women music, Women composers, Women conductors, Feminsit theory, Women musicologists, Women music theory

Call for Papers

Call for Papers, Abstracts, Posters, and Performances - Deadline to Submit - February 1st, 2019 - submit proposals to:

Inaugural conference presented by San Diego State University School of Music and Dance, co-sponsored by SDSU Women Studies Department. The conference will focus on all aspects of women's participation in music, feminist theory, diversity in music and musical discourse, and women leadership. 

Three days will include: composer/conductor/music theory workshops and performance master classes, musicological and feminist theory presentations and lectures, leadership/entrepreneurship presentations, and Q/A panel discussions, including one on one student leadership mentoring. Each day will commence with an evening concert highlighting the conference events. 

Conference guests include: Dr. Naomi Andre, Musicologist, University of Michigan, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, the Department of Afro-American and African Studies, and author, “Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera”, and “Blackness in Opera”, Dr. Pamela Madsen, CSU Fullerton, currently, curator of the Annual New Music Festival, World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room Project, and Film as Collaborative Art Series at Cal State Fullerton, PhD in composition from UCSD, doctoral studies in Music Theory at Yale University, post-doctoral studies in Music Technology at IRCAM in Paris, and Deep Listening with Pauline Oliveros. Dr. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Author "Women Composers and Music Technology in the United States", Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, National Endowment of the Arts awardee, composer of the opera “Harriet Tubman – When I Crossed the Line to Freedom”, Dr. Rachel Lumsden, Theorist, Associate Professor Florida State University, works published and forthcoming in American Music, Black Music Research Journal, Feminist Studies, Music Theory Online, Studies in American Humor, and Women and Music, Co-editor of the Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory, Jessica Gabriel Peritz, PhD candidate University of Chicago, Rome Prize, Paul A. Prisk Prize, and American Musicological Society Alvin H. Johnson Dissertation Fellowship Recipient, Conductor Dr. Angela Yeung, Director Chamber Music University of San Diego and Director of the San Diego Greater Coterie, Austin TX based LOLA Opera Co., West Coast premiere of gender bending version of Puccini’s La Boheme, “La Femme Boheme”, West Coast premiere of “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed the Line to Freedom”, and performances by the Los Angeles based, all women Mariachi Ensemble, Las Colibri.

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