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March 31, 2024, 7:30 pm ET
Guest Artists
Concert Room 44, Bromery Center for the Arts
Free Admission

Guest Artist Concert: Claudia Anderson, flute, piccolo & alto flute
Glass Ceilings: Music as Social Catalyst, for solo flutes and electronics

An extension of Western Mass Flute Day, Sat. March 30, 2024

Music by Claudia Anderson, Eve Beglarian, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Ali Ryerson & Allison Loggins-Hull

The phrase "glass ceilings" was first introduced in 1989, and 45+ years later it is still painfully relevant in describing multiple barriers and inequalities both women and men face today.  Anderson performs music by five women composing works for her that explore:
-The increasing fragility of our glass ceilings that remain stubbornly durable even as they thin
-Borders we may and may not cross between musical cultures and genres
-Gender in world leadership styles during the pandemic
-The unintended but inevitable link between breath in music and in its taking by human cruelty

Claudia Anderson is known for her originality and brilliance as a solo and chamber music performer across the United States. She is a founding member of the innovative flute duo ZAWA! (with Jill Felber) and the summer flute intensive Passion Flute: Foundations for Creative Performing. Principal flute with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Symphony and on the faculty of Grinnell College, during the summer Anderson is flute faculty and Wind Area Head of the College Intensive program at Rocky Ridge Music ( in Colorado. She has taught at the universities of Iowa and Northern Iowa, Ithaca College and the University of California at Santa Barbara.