Events Highlighting Diversity

Women in Music
Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center

The KU Symphonic Band, conducted by Sharon Toulouse, assistant director of bands,  will present a Women in Music concert Thursday, May 2 at the Lied Center, with each piece of the program either composed by, conducted by or featuring a women. The four women conductors inlcude Avian Bear, Janelle Brower, Deborah Woodall Routledge and Toulouse. Of the eight pieces programed, five are composed by women, and the performance will feature a trumet solo by Ginger Turner, the first female trumpet player in the U.S. Army Field Band and the first female Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Army Field Band. 


Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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