Cinderella Mishaps: Websites for your Recital Wardrobe

Dear Miss Purdy, Despite the 14 inches of snow in Washington state or the Polar Vortex that recently overtook the midwest, SPRING IS UPON US…. which can only mean one thing… RECITAL SEASON We, next door, are in the furious flurries of finishing finalizing festivities for fulfilling…. I give up. We need to sing recital…

In the mind of Logan Contreras: Creator of the Kassia Database

“…to find the unique voices and expansive styles of each individual composer, all available at your fingertips.” In this edition of Dear Miss Purdy, we reached out to Logan Contreras, who is breaking new ground on the journey to bring forth and celebrate women composers. There is now a single source to search for art songs created by…

Women Composers: Let’s Talk about Rebecca Clarke

“I found that I could never work when I was in love.” -Rebecca Clarke on composition  It’s time to talk about one of the greatest untapped potentials in all of compositional history. Born August 27, 1886 to Joseph Clarke and Agnes Helferich in Harrow England; this is Rebecca Clarke. Biography Rebecca Clarke began her studies at…