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Remarkable Women Composers: A Musical History

Aurore Sibley, M.S. Ed
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(39)
Learn about the lives and creative works of famous nineteenth and twentieth century composers such as Florence Price, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Week Schumann, and Pauline Viardot.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will be introduced to composers who have often been overlooked throughout history, but who were as accomplished and celebrated as their male contemporaries during their lifetimes. Students will have the chance to hear compositions by each of the composers, and to learn exciting details about their lives. Each class meeting will focus on a different composer or composers, while additional significant musicians of their time will also be mentioned.

Session 1: Emilie Mayer and Louise Farrenc
Session 2: Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel 
Session 3: Pauline Viardot and Florence Price 
Session 4: Amy Marcy Beach, Nadia and Lili Boulanger  

Aurore Sibley is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, and longtime piano teacher with a Master’s degree in Education. She has been involved in music teaching and performing in a variety of settings and capacities throughout the past several decades. 
Homework Offered
Students will be encouraged to further research the composers presented and to listen to additional pieces of music between class meetings. During the final few weeks of the class, each student may choose a composer about whom to research and write a short creative piece to share during the final meeting.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A notebook or paper and pens and colored pencils are necessary for note-taking or sketches. 
The ways in which women and girls have historically been excluded from opportunities to pursue music performance and composition as a career will be discussed. 
The instructor has researched the various composers from cataloged sources such as biographies and published letters, as well as internet sources, recordings of their music, and literature about the times in which they lived. 
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(39)
Engaging students by making education meaningful and fun is how I approach teaching. I have been trained as a Waldorf and remedial grades teacher and have a Master of Science in Education, as well as a background in music and the healing arts. I... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
40 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
4-8 learners per class

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