The Meredith College Department of Music will present two concerts as part of a celebration of composer Amy Beach. The March 21 concert will feature Meredith music faculty, and Meredith students will perform on March 22. Both events will include presentations by Wake Forest University Professor of Music Susan Borwick, an Amy Beach scholar.
Born in 1867, Amy Beach was the first American woman to be a successful composer. During her lifetime, when she was known as Mrs. H.H.A. Beach, she was considered the foremost woman composer in the U.S.