Date & Time 
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Event Location 
Hagerty Lounge
Event Description 

How Do you turn Words Into Music?

An interactive dialogue and demonstration on choral music composition.
Come explore the dynamic relationship between melody and verse!

We invite you to join us before the Symposium, at 9:30 AM for greetings, coffee and beverages. Following the symposium, you are also invited to reserve a complimentary light lunch and the opportunity for 15-minute one-on-one “buttonhole” conversations with our leaders. You can sign up for these conversations during our greeting time or just step in, as the leaders are available.

Event Timeline:

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Welcome
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
1–2 p.m.
lunch, by reservation

Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Composers Libby Larsen and Sandra Milliken with Renowned Poet Francisco Alarcón

We hope to see you at the Symposium where we will explore questions like:

            Why does a composer choose one poem over another?

            Are some texts suitable to music than others?

            How might different composers set the same texts?

           What commission/commissioner parameters influence a work?


The Words In Music Symposium is co-sponsored by WomenSing’s Youth Inspiring Youth Music Commissioning Project (Martín Benvenuto, Artistic Director), in conjunction with River of Words in The Center for Environmental Literacy at Saint Mary’s College (Pamela Michael, Director).
Event Contact 

Program Assistant

Sara Mumolo

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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