digital chamber music series​


forging new paths

No-one really knows who the first female composer was but women have been creating and singing melodies since the very beginnings of history.

In honor of Women’s History Month, TRAILBLAZERS: Women Forging New Paths will feature more than four centuries of music by female composers, displaying significant contributions and in many cases, the prolific roles women have played within the predominantly male-dominated world of classical music.

Through this program, we hope to continue to help keep these women’s names and their music alive. Trailblazers: Women Forging New Paths.



Releasing spring 2021



Trailblazers: A collection of some of the most inspirational individuals who have transformed the course of music and history.

Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896)
Amy Beach (1867 -1944)
Florence Price (1887 - 1953)
L. Viola Kinney (1890 -1945)
Lili Boulanger (1893 - 1918)
Vivian Fine (1913 -2000)
Jennifer Higdon (b.1962)

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What You'll

Playlists created just for you, curated by the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra staff. Listen to playlists of upcoming performances to get an idea of what's on the program. It’s the perfect starting point for anyone who’s eager to explore the music!

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