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Berklee's Women Musicians Network 14th Annual Concert March 3
(Published: February 23, 2011)

More than 50 women will grace the stage at the Berklee Performance Center when Berklee's Women Musicians Network (WMN) presents its 14th annual concert on Thursday, March 3. Female students from countries around the world ¬¬- including Argentina, Japan, Italy, South Korea, Spain, and the U.S. - will showcase their songwriting, arranging, performing, producing, and engineering talents in this popular concert. The show features 12 diverse acts led by women performing original music across genres including Spanish folk, alternative pop, R&B, film score, theater music, vocal jazz, artsong, flamenco, and Middle Eastern-influenced hip-hop.

Women Musicians Network is open to all ages, and begins at 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA. Tickets are $10 and are available at ticketmaster.com or at the box office. Please call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com for more information.

This year's concert features two guest performers. The Berklee City Music Prep Ensemble, led by City Music teacher Sherry Young and Berklee student Jaimie LaPine, is comprised of area middle school students attending the City Music Preparatory Academy. Last year, WMN broadened the network with the inclusion of City Music - a successful addition they decided to continue. For Lucy Holstedt, WMN's faculty advisor, the concert is all encompassing. She says, "We have students in middle school, high school, and college in the show, along with graduates and faculty, showcasing women in all stages of the Berklee experience."

Berklee alumna and faculty member Daniela Schächter will also give a guest performance. "Daniela is an established and acclaimed jazz piano player, vocalist, composer and arranger," says Holstedt. "She is both a Berklee graduate and an alumna of the WMN concert, making her an excellent role model for our women students and an exciting act to include in the show."

In addition to the City Music ensemble and Schächter, performers include Katie Marshall, Kozue Kuriyama, Sissy Castrogiovanni, Se-eun Kim, Elisa Lomazzo, Sarah Eide, Liz Lohnes, Silvina Moreno, Ariadna Castellanos, and Candy Mabra (China Fox).

WMN, under the direction of Holstedt and voice faculty Christiane Karam, is the only annual concert at the Berklee Performance Center presented by a student club. WMN meets weekly in the fall, not only to plan the concert, the group also hosts film screenings and discussion nights. Guest presenters have included a music lawyer, a martial arts instructor, and singer/songwriter Peggy Seeger. WMN students have also given volunteer performances at a local women's shelter and performed with Holstedt at a benefit concert at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center.

More Information: http://www.berklee.edu/news/3127/women-musicians-network-s-14th-annual-concert-ma

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