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Performance/Talk: Women in Music

Event Type
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana)
Oct 16, 2019   7:30 pm  
Emily McKown, Olivia Tasch, and Carrie Chandler, members of Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana
Jen Hood
Originating Calendar

Women have long played an extensive role in the world of music, but navigating the industry often comes with a unique set of obstacles. Local musicians Carrie Chandler, Emily McKown, and Olivia Tasch are working to break down those barriers for female musicians in the community, starting at a young age. Through the local, non-profit organization Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana, they seek to empower girls and women using the tools of music education and creative self-expression. Each one brings their own experience of what it’s like to be a woman in the music scene, and uses that perspective to help others grow and gain confidence in their craft. Join us for a night of music and interactive conversation around the values, challenges, and significance of women in music!

Featuring Emily McKown Olivia Tasch, and Carrie Chandler, members of Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana. Moderated by Fiona Ngô (Gender & Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies).

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