MUSIC FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES

UPCOMING: EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CONFERENCE OF THE FILM MUSIC SOCIETY, OCTOBER 6,7,8, 2000 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. With a Gala Career Achievement Award Dinner Honoring Composer Lalo Schifrin and Stephen Fry (UCLA).

Producer, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth, Seventh Annual International Film Music Conferences of the Society for the Preservation of Film Music in Los Angeles, March 1992, March 1993, and March 1994, September 1995, October 1996, May 1998, September 1999, respectively; including panel discussions, paper presentations, concerts, live orchestra with silent film presentations (including Ben-Hur, The Covered Wagon and The Circus), and annual Career Achievement Award Banquet.

Producer of Film Music Society Career Achievement Award Dinners honoring John Williams, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Hans Salter, Toru Takemitsu, Maurice Jarre, and Laurence Rosenthal.

Producer, Artistic Director, The Tenth International Congress on Women in Music, presented at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, May 29, 30, 31 and June 1, 1997. Involves 125 participants and non-line conferencing components.

Producer, Artistic Director, The Sixth International Congress on Women in Music, presented in New York City, March 8-11, 1990 at the United Nations, the Omni Park Central Hotel, the CUNY Graduate Center and the New School for Social Research.

Coordinator, The Los Angeles Musical Heritage Conference, October 30, 31 and November 1, 1987, held at the Huntington Library, the Biltmore Hotel and the Wilshire Ebell Theater. The first major conference to explore the history of music in Los Angeles, 1860 to the present, with major scholarly papers, panel discussions, and concerts, including the debut of The Los Angeles Musical Heritage Orchestra, performing music popular in L.A. in the 1890s. Con-ference involved the cooperation a several local music organiza-tions including the Southern California Chapter of the Music Library Association, the Los Angeles Theater Organ Society, The Association of Recorded Sound Collections, Southern Califor-nia Chapter, California State University, Northridge, among others. Funded in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.

Producer of the opera, THE MASK OF ELEANOR, by Beverly Grigsby, October 8, 10, 1987 at California State University, Northridge, with soprano Deborah Kavasch. This opera was composed using the Fairlight Computer Music instrument and the production involved elaborate lighting, slide projections and sound system.

Coordinator, Colloquium on Mainstreaming Women in Music in the University Curriculum, October 10, 1987 at California State University, Northridge, sponsored by the CSUN International Institute for the Study of Women in Music. Papers, panel discus-sions, and concerts were presented to participants interested in teaching women in music. (This Colloquium also was presented on September 27, 1986 for CSUN Faculty, with a grant from the Chancellor's Office Educational Equity grant.)

Artistic Director, Coordinator, Symposium in Celebration of Black American Women in Music, held February 20, 21, 1987 at California State University, Northridge, sponsored by the CSUN International Institute for the Study of Women in Music and the Pan African Studies Department. Funded with a grant from the CSUN Instruc-tional Improvement Grant. Featured keynote speaker, Antoinette Handy of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and concerts of works by Black American women composers.

Producer, Luncheon and Concert: Tribute to the Pioneer Women Musicians of Los Angeles, March 8, 1986 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Program to honor 108 women musicians active in Los Angeles in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Featured performances of Peggy Gilbert and the Dixie Belles and Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage (a 17-piece big jazz band). Event was subject of a 11-minute feature on the McNeil-Lehrer NewsHour, heard coast-to-coast on PBS, and in Los Angeles on KCET.

Producer, various Conferences on Women in Music at California State University, Northridge, sponsored by the CSUN International Institute for the Study of Women in Music, since 1983.

Artistic Director and Producer, The Third International Congress on Women in Music held March 22-25, 1984 in the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, sponsored by the Mexican National Institute of Fine Arts (Bellas Artes) and the Mayor of the City of Frenil-lo, Zacatecas, with the Organization of American States. Focus on Latin American women musicians. Included papers, panel discus-sions and workshops, in English and Spanish. Followed by five-day Retreat for 45 participants at the Convent at Plateros, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas.

Artistic Director and Producer, The Second International Congress on Women in Music held April 1-4, 1982, sponsored by the Univer-sity of Southern California School of Music (Dr. William E. Thomson, Director) and the Program for the Study of Women and Men in Society (Dr. Joelle Juillard, Director) in Los Angeles. A four-day conference and music festival focusing on the ac-complishments of women in music, including paper presentations, panel discus-sions, workshops, and concerts, including two operas and numerous chamber music events. 300 participants from 14 countries.

Artistic Director and Producer, The First National Congress on Women in Music held March 26-29, 1981, sponsored by New York University, and held in five locations in New York City. More than 500 participants from 31 countries at paper presentations, panel discussions, and concerts, including two operas and major or-chestra concerts.

Co-Producer, Conference/Workshop on Twentieth Century String Quartets by Women Composers, held March 8, 1980 in New York City at Trinity School. A one-day event which included two string quartet concerts, featured eight composers. A documentary on the event, produced by National Public Radio, was heard on 273 stations throughout the United States and won broadcasting awards in the music and women's programming categories. This conference launched the career of The Crescent Quartet, heard on the Leonarda Record label, and widely known for outstanding perfor-mances of new music and music by women composers.