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Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Piano Music by Women Composers

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About the Course

Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Piano Music by Women Composers is an online course designed to shed light on a fraction of the large breadth of works by talented women composers spanning four centuries. Sessions feature selected piano works at varying levels of difficulty (elementary to early advanced), surveyed from a pedagogical and performance perspective.

  • Organized in 9 clearly defined sessions covering works by 22 composers
  • Features teaching demonstration videos, performances, readings, reflection activities, and more
  • Progress at your own pace
  • Easily return to completed sessions for later review
  • Full-course completion time is approximately 10 hours

Composers and Works Discussed Include:

  • Baroque
    • Magdalena Dakkert – Minuet (Level 1) and Bourrée (Level 2)
    • Maria Teresa Agnesi – Sonata in F Major (Level 6)
  • Classical
    • Hélène de Montgeroult – Etude No. 19 (Level 7)
    • Sophia Dussek – Piano Sonata in A Major (Level 10)
  • Romantic
    • Amy Beach – Sliding on the Ice Op. 119, No. 1 (Level 5)
    • Fanny Hensel – Melodie, Op. 4, No. 2 (Level 9)
  • 20th and 21st Centuries
    • Karalyn Schubring – Fiddle Tune (Level 4)
    • Lili Boulanger – Trois Morceaux No. 1 (Level 10)
  • And much more!

Course Co-Leaders: Dr. Annie Jeng, Dr. Susan Yang, Evan Hines, Dr. Brendan Jacklin, Dr. Clare Longendyke, and Ashlee Young.
Senior Editor: Craig Sale.

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