Dr. Dawn Farmer, assistant professor of music, will present the first Tea Talk of 2020, "Women on the Podium: When Females Lead."
Now entering its 11th year, the Tea Talks lecture series features faculty speakers on a range of topics. The series is sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.
All lectures are held from 11:10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Carlsson Evald Hall in the Great Hall on the first floor. Lectures are free and open to the public as well as the campus community. Refreshments are served.
Description: "In contemporary instrumental ensembles, male conductors far outnumber female conductors. The more professional the ensemble level, the less likely it is that a woman conductor will be seen in front of such groups. This session examines this phenomenon and will present historical roots, statistical data, and qualitative interview data regarding women on the podium and as conductors.
"This will be of interest to any woman planning to go into a field that is male-dominated, female musicians, female educators, and those who find interest in gender studies."
Great Hall, first floor
Carlsson Evald Hall
3601 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201