Let Woman Choose Her Sphere: UM Concert Band Performance


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Event Date: 
December 8, 2021
Event Time: 
Hill Auditorium or watch at https://myumi.ch/HillWatch
Event Accessibility : 
In person or livestreamed
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UM Concert Band Performance - Let Woman Choose Her Sphere​

This concert by the University Concert Band with special guest speakers, singers, and composers utilizes the centenary of the ratification of the 19th amendment as an opportunity to showcase the broader fight for equality throughout this country’s history to the present day. It is well known that only white women gained the right to vote in 1920, and the fight for truly universal suffrage continued in earnest for decades. But suffrage alone is not enough, and the fight for equality in all areas of public and private life continues. We celebrate the voices of those who have stood up and spoken out for rights in America. From Jane Adams to Janet Mock, this event is for ALL.

At 6:30 pm - gather outdoors on Ingalls Mall to hear a prelude from the Burton Tower carillon of music by the first women to break carillon glass ceilings in the early 20th century
7:15 Pre-concert lecture

Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 p.m. in the lower lobby.

Concert begins at 8 p.m.


Lynne Shankel** - The Sphere (world premiere) 
Kathryn Bostic - Portrait of a Peaceful Warrior
Margaret Brouwer - Pulse
Felicia Sandler* - Rosie the Riveter
Kathryn Salfelder - Apotheosis
Roshanne Etezady** - Anahita
Valerie Coleman - Let Woman Choose Her Sphere (world premiere)

*SMTD alumna
**SMTD alumna and current SMTD faculty


Amanda Rose Gross Winter '22 BFA in Musical Theatre
Samantha Rios Winter '23 BFA in Musical Theatre
Katherine Cummings Winter '24 BFA in Musical Theatre
Catherine Walker, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre


Naomi André: Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Associate Director for Faculty, Residential College
Priscilla Lindsay**: Claribel Baird Halstead Collegiate Professor of Theatre & Drama Ashley
Ashley Lucas: Professor of Theatre & Drama and LS&A Residential College
Tiffany Ng: Associate Professor of Carillon and university carillonist
Ruby Perez: '22 BFA Acting
Emerson Smith: '22 BFA Acting
Ashley Stewart-Smith: '22 BFA Acting
Charlotte Um: '23 BFA Acting

attend in person or watch at https://myumi.ch/HillWatch

Free and open to all - In person and livestreamed

More information: https://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/events/event/?id=14036