Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:Forgotten women: The lives and music of Alma Schindler-Mahler, Florence Beatrice Price, Maria Teresa Prieto, and Yuliya Veysberg
Author(s):Wilson, Rebecca
Advisor(s):Coleman, Barrington
Contributor(s):Stone, Sylvia; Carrillo, Carlos; Ross, Michael
Department / Program:School of Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):women composers
Alma Schindler-Mahler
Florence Beatrice Price
Maria Teresa Prieto
Yuliya Veysberg
Romantic era
Abstract:For millennia, women have been involved in the history of music. All too often their stories are left out of the larger narrative. Women composers are underrepresented in music history books and on concert programs. Feminism and gender studies have helped further the cause of women in music. Increasingly more organizations such as The Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and The Institute for Composer Diversity are advocating for more performances of historic and contemporary women composers. This document examines the struggles of four women composers who were writing mostly tonal late-romantic and early-twentieth century music that spanned 100 years. This document will highlight the compositions of Alma Schindler-Mahler, Florence Beatrice Price, María Teresa Prieto, and Yuliya Veysberg. By highlighting some lesser known women composers, I hope to add to the growing interest of works composed by women.
Issue Date:2020
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Rebecca Wilson
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-05-05

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