Off the Hill Concert: Powerful Women Composers


Suggested donation $25 ($5 students)
Donations accepted at the door
All proceeds support WWU Music Department scholarships




This concert is a celebration of the power and diversity of women's voices through music.  We feature works by Chrétien Hedwige, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Elizabeth Raum, Gabriela Ortiz, and Valerie Coleman for oboe and strings, wind quintet, and cool combinations of winds, voice, harp, and piano.  Performers include by WWU's own Fifth Inversion, faculty, and guests. Check out the websites of our living composers!


Valerie Coleman: Portraits of Josephine


Suite for Wind Quintet

Coleman's work is a musical memoir dedicated to Josephine Baker that chronicles significant moments in Baker’s life, her humor, and quick rise to fame. 


About the Off the Hill Concert Series

OFF THE HILL is a virtuoso chamber music series that features WWU's award-winning music faculty and guests.

Join us for 5 extraordinary concerts this season. All proceeds support Music Department scholarships.

All performances this season are at 7:30 p.m. in the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room
121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Doors open at 7pm. 

Learn more about the series and see a list of upcoming concerts.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.