IWU Professor to Speak on African-American Women Composers
February 1, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Carren Moham, associate professor of voice at Illinois Wesleyan
University will give a talk titled "African-American Women Composers: Making Beautiful
Music Through Discrimination, Trials, and Tribulations," as part of the second annual
Women's Studies Faculty Colloquia on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Evelyn Chapel
(1301 Park St., Bloomington).
An Oklahoma native, Moham earned a bachelor of arts in education degree from Northeastern
State University, a master's of music in voice from the University of Oklahoma and
a doctorate of musical arts in vocal pedagogy and black music history from the Ohio
State University. Moham has given concerts, lectures and masterclasses throughout
the United States, Europe and South America. She has performed with major opera companies
and symphony orchestras in the U.S. and abroad.
Moham has also recorded a CD, titled Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds and Death: Songs by African-American Women.
For more information contact Professor Valerie Orlando, director of IWU's Women's
Studies Program at (309) 556-3577 or at email@example.com.
Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181