This conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Thank you for your support and interest over the past year.


August 26, 1920, is an important date in women’s history. It is the date in which the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified and signed into law. This important amendment made it illegal for federal and state governments to deny citizens of the United States the right to vote based upon gender. 

To recognize this monumental event in American history, the Ball State University School of Music announces A Powerful Force: Women in Music, A Conference Celebrating the Diverse Contributions Made by Women in Music.

The conference will take place online on October 1-3, 2020, and will feature papers, lecture-recitals and performances pertaining to all aspects of women in music from performers to composers to entrepreneurs.

Keynote Speaker: Marian Wilson Kimber 

Keynote Performers: The Limitless Collective

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Elizabeth Crawford, D.M.
Professor of Music—Clarinet
Conference Convener
Ball State University School of Music

We wish to express our thanks to:

Dr. Seth Beckman, Dean, College of Fine Arts
Dr. Ryan Hourigan, Director, School of Music
Sponsored Projects Administration
Jeff Seitz