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Women in Music Conference


Saturday 8 November 2008, 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

The Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London W1C 2DJ


Women in Music UK is celebrating its 21st Birthday by collaborating with the 11th London New Wind Festival.  As well as the conference, there will be a talk by composer and inspirational speaker Errollyn Wallen, MBE, followed by a panel discussion on the education of composers.  The evening concert includes many exciting works by women composers.
All welcome. We hope to see you on the day.

Time Table
1- 1.40pm Women in Music AGM.
2- 4pm Conference
4.30pm Guest speaker, Errollyn Wallen, MBE - Composer
5- 6pm Panel discussion; The Education of Composers
7- 9.30 pm Concert, New London Wind Festival

Conference "100 years of the women in music movement in the UK"

Chaired by Dr Margaret Lucy Wilkins.

Research Papers:

Laura Seddon.
PhD student, City University, London.
Breaking Insuperable Barriers: The Women and the Ideology of the Society of Women Musicians.

Jennifer Kelly.
Asst. professor of Music, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA.
Hilary Tann: Welsh composer living in America.

Rev. Professor June Boyce Tillman, MBE
Professor of Applied Music, University of Winchester
Women in Liturgical Music

Guest Speaker,
Errollyn Wallen, MBE

Visiting Composer-in-Residence, Birmingham Conservatoire.
"Educating Composers"

Panel discussion
The Panel will discuss various models for educating composers.

Panel Members
Prof Rhian Samuel.
City University/ Composer/ Editor, Grove Dictionary of Women in Music (1995)

Dr. Mary Bellamy
University of Huddersfield/ Composer

Dr. Margaret Lucy Wilkins
Composer/ University of Huddersfield (retired)/ Creative Music Composition: the Young Composer's Voice (Routledge, London & New York, 2006)

11th London New Wind Festival Concert

Catherine Pluygers Oboe Solo
Ruth Gipps - The Piper of Dreams Op 12(B)      
Jane Serter - End Games
Orie Sato - Hotaru for Solo Oboe
Nancy Ruffer Flutes
Sadie E Harrison - Three Expositions (solo flute)
Betsy Jolas - Episode 1
Shulamit Ran - East Wind
Sally Beamish - Max's Pibroch (piccolo)
Ruth Duckworth - Blue Sky Thinking (piccolo)
(World Premier)

Henryk Sienkiewicz  Horn and
Stephen Beville Piano
Thea Musgrave - Music for Horn and Piano
Tansie Davies - Spindle
Christopher Bush (USA) Clarinets and
Carol Minor (USA) Piano
Joan Tower - Fantasy....."Those Harbor Lights"
Yumi Hara Cawkwell - Six Flowers      

Psallite Choir - Director Nancy Hadden
Music (Three Spells) by Judith Cloud
(especially written for the Psallite Choir) 
Poetry by Kathleen Rayne
1 Spell against Sorrow
2 Love Spell
3 Spell of Creation

For further information see http://www.londonnewwindfestival.org/

Combined tickets for the conference and concert will be available on the door, from 12.50pm. £20, £15 concessions.  (WiM members are welcome to attend the AGM for free)

Travel Due to the central London location members are strongly advised to use public transport, nearest tube station Oxford Circus.
Car drivers, including Blue Badge holders should consult City of Westminster parking http://www.westminster.gov.uk/transportandstreets/parking/



On Sunday 9th November there will be a rare performance of a major work by Elizabeth Maconchy, ‘Heloise and Abelard’, by the Elysian singers, Orchestra of the City and soprano Carola Darwin.


Information about Women in Music, charity reg. 1013231, can also be viewed at www.guidestar.org.uk.