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Mezzo-Soprano & Musicologist

KShimeta@aol.com

Kathleen Shimeta

   

Co-Founder of the not-for-profit.  Promoting the performance of Miss Branscombe’s music and awarding scholarships in her name to a student conductor, composer and Arts Administrator     

The Gena Branscombe Project

Published Articles

Carol Ann Weaver: Songs for My Mother  (CD review) - International Alliance for Women in Music Journal (Fall 2020)

 

Pilgrims of Destiny in the 21st Century  - Association of Canadian Women Composers Journal (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)

 

For the Love of Two Countries - Association of Canadian Women Composers Journal (Fall/Winter 2018-2019)

 

Gena Branscombe: Renowned Composer Back in the Spotlight - The Pen Women (Spring 2019, Kathy Pate - author)

 

An Era of Dedicated Club Women - Sigma Alpha Iota Pan Pipes (Summer 2016)

 

I Shall Hold to LifeSigma Alpha Iota Pan Pipes (Spring 2016)

 

I Shall Hold to LifeWomen In The Arts: Eccentric Essays II (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London - 2015)

 

I Shall Hold to Life - WomenArts Quarterly Journal (University of Missouri, St. Louis - Fall 2012)

 

Gena Branscombe: She Walked to the Sound of Invisible Trumpets - International Alliance for Women in Music (Fall 2005, Susan Davis - Author) 

Adjudicator

Association of Canadian Women Composers: Grants from Initiatives Fund (Winter 2020)

Association of Canadian Women Composers: Grants from Initiatives Fund (Winter 2019)

Gena Branscombe Concerts

Life! Love! Song! A Visit With Gena Branscombe

Women in the Arts Conference (U. of Missouri, St. Louis )

Macon State College (Macon, Georgia)

Peninsula Library (Lawrence, New York)

Festival of Women Composers (Hartford, Connecticut)

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC)

Festival of Women in the Arts (Elmira, New York)

Hofstra University (Hempstead, New York)

Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, Massachusetts)

Leiderkranz Club (New York, New York)

Women Composers of the MacDowell Colony

Library of Congress (Washington, DC)

University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)

Gena Branscombe: Her Life in Poetry and Song

Friends of Music (Guilford, Vermont)

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)

Outside the Box Women's Arts Festival (Asbury Park, NJ)

Lecture/Recital: Gena Branscombe

Festival of Women Composers (Indiana University of PA)

Women in the Arts Conference (U, of Missouri , St. Louis)

Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe  (Albany Records - TROY 599)

In the Fall of 2008 Ms. Shimeta was honored to be included in renowned photographer Steffen Thalemann’s exhibit, Outside the Box.  Held at the German Consulate in New York City, the exhibit focused on portraits of known and unknown personalities: people who have left their mark on society with inventive thinking.  The choice of Ms. Shimeta was made based upon her innovative presentation of the works and life of Gena Branscombe.   

 

 

 

Radio Interviews

Recordings

Photographic Exhibit

Song of America (Thomas Hampson, host)

Women in Music

Fund Raising

Women in Music

The Latest Score

Other Voices

Then & Now

Deirdre Saravia Program

The Latest Score

Classical Discoveries

Women's Voices

NPR (Nationwide)

CKWR (Waterloo, Ontario)

KMUD (California)

KMUD (California)

WOMR (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

WORT (Madison, Wisconsin)

KALW (San Francisco, California)

Texas Public Radio ( San Antonio, Texas)

WOMR (Provincetown, Massachusetts)

WPRB (Princeton, New Jersey)

WERU (Blue Hill, Maine)

Recitals & Concerts

The Invisible Woman

Valentine's Day Celebrated in Art Songs

Alumni Recital

Composers Forum

Composers Concert

Baroque on Vacation

Totino Artist Series

Sunday Afternoon Tea Concert

Cantata #2 (Michael Linton, composer)

Music of George Rochberg

Guest Recitalist

Women Composers Festival (Hartford, Connecticut)

St. Peter the Fisherman Series (New Smyrna Beach, Florida)

St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)

National Association of Teachers of Singing Convention

Beginhof Chamber Music Series (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Northwestern College (St, Paul, Minnesota)

Bar Harbor Music Festival (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Merkin Hall (New York, New York)

Mertens Contemporary Composers Festival (Bridgeport, CT)

Angelo State University (San Angelo, Texas)

Ars Antiqua (Chappaqua, New York)

Liederkranz Foundation (New York, New York)

Sonntagmusik im Tiergarten (Berlin, Germany)

Guildhall School of Music (London, England)

Shilstone Music Concert Series (Devonshire, England)

Historic Landmark Concerts (West Point, New York)

Oratorio Performances

Magnificat (Bach, CPE)

B Minor Mass (Bach, JS)

St. John Passion (Bach, JS)

Alto Rhapsody (Brahams)

Te Deum (Charpentier)

Messiah (Handel)

Judas Maccabeaus (Handel)

Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn)

King David (Honneger)

Requiem (Mozart)

Solemn Vespers (Mozart)

Coronation Mass (Mozart)

Ode on St. Cecilia's Day (Purcell)

Laud to the Nativity (Respighi)

Petite Messe Solenelle (Rossini)

Christmas Oratorio (Saint Saens)

Les Noces (Stravinsky)

Requiem (Verdi)

Danbury Chorale & Orchestra (Danbury, Connecticut)

Cantata Singers of Elmira (Elmira, New York)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Fairfield County Chorale (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Rhode Island Civic Chorale (Providence, Rhode Island)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra (Chappaqua, New York)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Fairfield County Chorale (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Choral Arts Society (Westchester, New York)

Acadia Choral Society (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Master of Music:

College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)

 

Bachelor of Science, Music Education:

St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud. Minnesota)

International Alliance for Women in Music

Sigma Alpha Iota (Music Fraternity)

Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honor Society)

Education

Professional Affiliations