“Women’s Musical Lives”
Taught by Jessica Courtier

Women musicians and composers have contended with issues ranging from gendered expectations about professionalism to perceptions of their bodies’ physical capabilities to their claims of authority. We survey key themes that have shaped the careers of women in music, working across diverse times and places. Along the way, we get to know the lives and works of several women composers and musicians in both classical and popular music.

4 weeks, Wed, Oct 26-Nov 16, 7:15-8:45pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Information and Registration: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/womens-musical-lives
Questions? Jessica Courtier: jessica.courtier@wisc.edu / 608-890-3626

Jessica Courtier (PhD in Musicology, UW-Madison) is Program Director in Music and Performing Arts. She oversees non-credit programs in music, dance, history, and humanities and teaches courses on music culture and history. Her research and teaching interests focus on historical popular American culture.