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Elizabeth Schauer

Elizabeth Schauer

Interest Session 6

1/26/24 | 11:15am-12:15pm

A Garland of Madrigals: The Music of Vittoria Aleotti

Session Description

Vittoria Aleotti was an Italian composer of the late Renaissance who was born around 1575 in Ferrara. Her 1593 collection of 21 Italian madrigals for four-voices provides artful and accessible repertoire options for high school, college and community choirs. The short works are settings of texts by the popular Italian poet Giovanni Battista Guarini and feature secular themes of love and longing. In this session, Dr. Schauer will provide free resources to facilitate the inclusion of this historical female composer into curricula and concert programs. Participants also will sing through madrigals from this collection as part of the session.

Clinician Bio

Elizabeth Schauer serves as Director of Choral Activities at the University of Arizona, where she has received recognition for her innovative and inclusive curricular approach. An award-winning educator, Dr. Schauer conducts Symphonic Choir and teaches graduate conducting and choral literature courses with a student-centered focus to an international population of learners. Choirs under her direction have performed on the conferences of ACDA, College Music Society (CMS), American Guild of Organists and Arizona Music Educators. Former students are active as music educators at public and private schools, churches, colleges and universities throughout the world.

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