American Women in Song

Co-sponsored by The Hartt School Community Division, “American Women in Song” features music by CT composer Elizabeth Austin, Boston Victorian Amy Beach, Tony-nominated musicals “Secret Garden” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and jazz greats “God Bless the child”, “Twisted”, “Women Be Wise”.

Hartt Community Division singers include Allison Holst-Grubbe, who has released her second album on Delos; Carolyn Bell, jazz stylist; Sydney Weiser, who has soloed in Ravello, Italy; Tess Roiter, Music Management major; Kelly Wyszomierski, West Hartford music teacher; Olivia Thompson and Dean Marino, well-known for his Broadway roles. HCD alumni Erica Maas and Taylor Link, Hartt voice majors, are joined by alumna and Hartt MT student Katherine Mclellan and Michael Buckhout. HCD Faculty and staff performers include Meghan Ryan; Dr. Susan Mardinly, Program Director; Alex Nakhimovsky and Michael Korman. Obligatos are performed by Hartt violinist Selena Walker.


Three Sandburg songs (1955) – Elizabeth Austin (b. 1938)
Child moon

Songs – Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944)
Western Wind
The Year’s At the Spring
Hymn of Trust
Chanson d’Amour
Dark Garden
Fire and Flame
Ah Love but a Day

Selections from “Secret Garden” – Lucy Simon (b. 1943)
Hold On
The Girl I mean to Be
How Could I ever Know?
Come to My Garden

Selections from “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – Jeanine Tesori (b. 1961)
What Do I Need With Love
Gimme, gimme

God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday (1915-1959)

Women Be Wise – Sippie Wallace(1898–1986)

Twisted – Annie Ross (b. 1930)

Indigo Sky – Lorraine Feather (b. 1948)


When: Saturday, March 2nd, 5:00PM

Where: Berkman Recital Hall, Hartt School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Admission: FREE