This 9-week online course will shine a light on women composers - specifically those who have historically or are currently contributing to the body of choral music that champions and celebrates the female voice. Choral music that uses poetry and topics that are either a call to action or that embody a unique female perspective will be illuminated. 


Course highlights:

  • Spanning 12th c. to present day women

  • Highlighting four African American women

  • Live or recorded chats/interviews with
    contemporary composers

  • Listening tracks and score study of compositions

  • Participation in a virtual recording (piece TBD)


Women Composers list (certainly not exhaustive):


Hildegard von Bingen (12th c./German) 

Clara Schumann (1819- 1896/German)

Amy Beach (1867-1944/American)

Florence Price (1887-1953 African American) 

Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989/African American) 

Alice Parker (b. 1925/American) 

Ysaÿe Barnwell (b. 1946/African American) 

Nancy Grundahl (b. 1946/American-MN) 

Joan Szymko (b. 1957/American)

Rhosephanye Powell (b. 1962/African American) 

Catherine Dalton (b. 1963/American-MN) 

Linda Kachelmeier (b. 1965/American-MN)

Libby Larsen (b. 1973/American-MN) 

Andrea Ramsey (b. 1978?/American) 

Abbie Betinis (b. 1980/American-MN) 

Jocelyn Hagen (b. 1980/American-MN) 

Sarah Quartel (b. 1982/Canadian)

JOIN US!  All treble voices are welcome to join in this 9-week online offering! 

Want to help pay for someone else?  Need assistance covering the cost?  Please reach out!

You don’t need to be a Bella Lumina singer to participate, just a woman who loves to sing.

Monday nights  |  6:45 - 8 p.m. via Zoom

Cost $50 with check payment   $52 with PayPal (includes convenience cost)

Contact Michelle to secure a spot and for payment information

by Monday, January 25, 2021:

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