On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at noon, Dr. Doris Davis, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Professor of English, will speak about some of the accomplishments and challenges of nineteenth-century women composers and will also perform example pieces written for piano. She will play on a fully-restored, antique, grand Steinway that dates from 1870 that was donated to the university by Texarkana resident Clara Ayers.

A&M-Texarkana’s Honors Program is sponsoring the presentation, which is offered in acknowledgement of Women’s History Month. It will take place in the third floor Atrium, University Center, A&M-Texarkana.

The presentation includes pieces written by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schuman, and Adaline Shepherd. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Doris Davis at (903) 223-3031 or by email at doris.davis@tamut.edu