Sneak Peek of ERA Themed Song Cycle with Maureen Broy
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 at
About this Webinar
We are delighted to offer an exclusive opportunity to view selections from opera singer Maureen Broy Papovich's new song cycle written in honor of her grandmother’s work fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment — mere days before she will debut the piece, virtually, for the Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on August 23, 2020.
In this deeply personal musical work about her grandmother's work with Alice Paul and the fight for gender equality, Broy Papovich shares the story of her grandmother, Cecil Norton Broy, who lived and worked with Alice Paul on the ERA as political chairman of the National Woman’s Party. Together Broy Papovich and composer Rain Nox collaborated to craft a new song cycle, six songs total, that speak to the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and the National Women’s Party. Created for classical soprano and piano, the work highlights stories from the women’s movement, the ERA’s history and current status.
Maureen Broy Papovich is a classical singer living in the Austin, Texas area. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland she earned degrees from Towson University in Voice Performance and Women’s Studies. She earned a Masters of Music from the University of Arizona and has made a career of singing and teaching voice. An active recitalist, Papovich has performed in professional choirs and opera companies around the United States.
Program Coordinator Altana “Tane” West came to the Alice Paul Institute in 2019 to support Centennial celebrations for 100 years of women having the right to vote. New to the world of non-profit work, West became passionate about equality through her escapades in over thirty countries across six continents.
With a B.A. in Law and Justice from Rowan University, she hopes to one day pursue policy writing at the local level. Alice Paul is her inspiration and she could not feel more honored getting to hold this position with API.