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Woman's Club of Chevy Chase Concert Series
Chevy Chase, MD
Friday Morning Music Club with Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer, piano
A Selection of Humorous Songs including
Hely-Hutchinson: Old Mother Hubbard
Duke: Penguin Geometry
Heggie: In the Beginning...
Shafer: Newspaper Extra! (Family Pet Saves the Day, Again!)
March 2019
Howard University
Washington, DC
Faculty Recital with Dr. Yuri Chayama, piano
Violet Archer: April Weather, Green Rain and Under the Sun
Shafer: Three Markowski Poems, Crossing, Ocean
Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
February 2019
Steinway Gallery Concert Series
N. Bethesda, MD
Friday Morning Music Club with Dr. Yuri Chayama, piano
Fauré: Chanson d'amour, Les berceauz, Clair de lune, Adieu, Les roses d'Ispahan,
Fleur jetée
December 2018
Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club with Dr. Yuri Chayama, piano
Fauré: Chanson d'amour, Les berceauz, Clair de lune, Adieu, Les roses d'Ispahan,
Fleur jetée
December 2018
Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club with Dr. Paul Schultz, trombone
Betty Roe: Jazz Songs
Sharon Davis: Merrie English Love Songs
November 2018
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Las Vegas, NV
55th National Conference
Publisher's Showcase for Graphite Publishing
Art Songs of the 21st Century and
New Models for Composer/Singer Collaborations
June 2018
Carlyle Towers Condominimums
Alexandria, VA
Guest Artist Recital - An Afternoon of Song with pianist Dr. Yuri Chayama
Violet Archer: In Just Spring, Green Rain
John Duke: Penguin Geometry
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
April 2018
Howard University
Washington, DC
Faculty Recital with Professor Charlie Young, alto sax
Lori Laitman: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
David Rubinstein: That Music Always Round Me
Judy Ross: Peace from My Soul Cries Out
Sharon Shafer: Crossing
March 2018
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club Composers Concert Series with Dr. Sharon Guertin Shafer, piano
Sharon Shafer: Four Markowski Poems
Leslie Bennet: Conversations with Virginia Woolf
February 2018
Howard University
Washington, DC
Faculty Recital with Dr. Paul Schultz, trombone and Laurie Bunn, piano
Joseph I, Emporer of Austria: Alme Ingrate
Sharon Davis: Merrie English Love Songs
January 2018
Christ Lutheran Church
Bethesda, MD
Rock Creek Chamber Players Concert Series
Sharon Shafer: The Artist Speaks - Creative Conduit
January 2018
The Mansion at Strathmore
N. Bethesda, MD
Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series at Strathmore with Dr. Charles Timbrell, piano
Debussy: Chanson de Bilitis
December 2017
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series with pianist Dr. Sharon Shafer
Humorous songs by Dougherty, Duke, Hely-Hutchinson, Kingsley, Heggie, and Shafer
December 2017
Sunway University
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Guest American Concerts with Stephanie Dickinson, piano
Featuring music written for Dr. Valente by David Rubenstein, Derek Healey, Judy Ross, Sharon Shafer, Joel Weiss and Christine Arens
July 2017
National Federation of Music Clubs
Dayton, OH
Biennial Convention - Musicale with Jim McCutcheon, guitar
Jim McCutcheon: On Wine...Three Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
June 2017
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Friday Morning Music Club Composers Concert
Shafer and Valente: Family Pet Saves the Day, Again! an innovative audience-participation performance piece PREMIERE
April 2017
Howard University
Washington, DC
Spring Symphony Orchestra Concert, Tim Maček, conductor
Mozart: Vedrai, carino from Don Giovanni
Handel: Piangero la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare in Egitto
April 2017
Jewish Community Center of N. Virginia
Fairfax, VA
Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series with Albert Hunt, clarinet
Laitman: I Never Saw Another Butterfly
February 2017
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club Composers Concert
Sharon Shafer: Poems of Love and Life
December 2016
Howard University
Washington, DC
Faculty Recital with pianist Laurie Bunn and guitarist Henrik Karlsson
David Rubenstein: "That Music Always Round Me"
Jim McCutcheon: On Wine...Three Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
Kirke Mechem: "Fair Robin I Love" from Tartuffe
Selections by Johannes Brahms
Joel Weiss: I Love Red Poppies
September 2016
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Chicago, IL
54th National Conference
Publisher's Showcase with pianist and composer Jocelyn Hagen
"One More" from Kiss, a song cycle for soprano and piano
July 2016
Carlyle Towers Condominiums
Alexandria, VA
Special Event - Activities Committee Presents Soprano Dr. Liana Valente with pianist Dr. Yuri Chayama
Aaron Copland: Selections from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
Favorite Musical Theater selections
April 2016
The Mansion at Strathmore
North Bethesda, MD
Friday Morning Music Club Concert Series at Strathmore
Sharon Shafer: The Artist Speaks: Creative Conduit
April 2016
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Friday Morning Music Club Old Town Hall Concert Series with clarinetist Dr. Albert Hunt
Lori Laitman: The Butterfly from I Never Saw Another Butterfly
William Vollinger: The Child in the Hole
February 2016
Howard University
Washington, DC
Music Faculty Showcase with pianist Laurie Bunn
William Vollinger and Liana Valente: Let's Talk
January 2016
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Friday Morning Music Club Old Town Hall Concert Series
Liana Valente, soprano and piano
featuring music by William Vollinger, Judy Strubhar Ross, Joel Weiss, and excerpts from 15 Minutes of Fame
January 2016
Old Town Hall
Fairfax, VA
Bonita Lestina Performance Series with clarinetist Dr. Albert Hunt and pianist Dr. Immanuela Gruenberg
Spohr: Sechs deutsche Lieder
F L Dunkin Wedd: My Lovely Day and She Wishes (for Breast Implants) US Premiere
January 2016
DAR Constitution Hall
Washington, DC
150th Anniversary 13th Amendment US Constitution Abolition of Slavery Concert
presented by MusicUNTOLD.com with pianist Dr. Karen Walwyn
Sy Miller and Jill Jackson: Let There Be Peace on Earth
Irving Berlin: God Bless America
November 2015
Vineville United Methodist Church
Macon, GA
Music and the Arts at Vineville Concert Series with pianist Susan McDuffie
Handel: Oh, Had I Jubal's Lyre from Joshua
Purcell: Music for a While, If Music Be the Food of Love, and Hark the Ech'ing Air
Copland: Selections from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Menotti: Steal Me, Sweet Thief from Old Maid and the Thief
Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
A collection of favorite Broadway selections
November 2015
Calvary Baptist Church
Washington, DC
Friday Morning Music Club Calvary Baptist Church Concert Series with pianist Yuri Chayama
Copland: Selections from 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
October 2015
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention
St. Louis, Missouri
Mini-Musicale with pianist Sara Bong
Songs by SAI Composer Bureau member Judy Strubhar Ross including One and Twenty and Oneness: The White Heron
July 2015
Westminster at Lake Ridge
Lake Ridge, Virginia
Friday Morning Music Club Westminster at Lake Ridge Concert Series with pianist Felicia Weiss and clarinetist Albert Hunt
W. A Mozart: "Parto, Parto" from La Clemenza di Tito
Franz Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
May 2015
Collington Retirement Community
Mitchellville, Maryland
Friday Morning Music Club Collington Retirement Community Concert Series
15 Minutes of Fame- A project of Vox Novus
January 2015
Steinway Gallery
North Bethesda, Maryland
Friday Morning Music Club Steinway Concert Series with pianist Yuri Chayama
Selected songs of Canada's Violet Archer including Green Rain and Flying Geese
October 2014
Friendship Heights Community Center
Washington, DC
Friendship Heights Community Center Concert Series with pianist Jeongseon Choi
William Vollinger: Acts of Kindness
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
A collection of favorite Broadway selections
May 2014
The Mansion at Strathmore
North Bethesda, Maryland
Friday Morning Music Clubs The Mansion at Strathmore Concert Series with pianist Felicia Weiss and clarinetist Albert Hunt
Spohr: Sechs Deutsche Lieder
May 2014
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
New York, New York
Vox Novus Composers Voice Concert Series with pianist Sara Bong
NYC Premiere of 15 Minutes of Fame- A project of Vox Novus
Judy Strubhar Ross: Selected songs including The White Heron
Derek Healey: Selections from Five Edward Thomas Poems
William Vollinger: Let's Talk
November 2013
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
An Afternoon of New Music
Andrew Simpson: The Face of all the World is Changed from A Crown of Stars
Justus Parrotta: Out in the Fields with God
Dr. Jason Lovelace: A Tale of Three Cyclones and Forecast in Lydian
15 Minutes of Fame - A project of Vox Novus
April 2013
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Lakeland, Florida
Midday Meditations with pianist Patrick Fleitz
Lee Hoiby: Where the Music Comes From
William Vollinger:
Acts of Kindness
January 2013
Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida
Fall Faculty Recital with pianist Kathy Slage
William Vollinger: Let's Talk
September 2012
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention
Atlanta, Georgia
Welcome Luncheon with pianist Sharla Mercado
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
August 2012
College Music Society Northeastern Regional Conference
SUNY @ Fredonia, New York
Composers Concert with pianists James Welch and Jason Lovelace
Dr. Timothy Brown: Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred
Dr. Jason Lovelace: Cleo from A Tale of Three Cyclones
March 2012
College Music Society Southeastern Regional Conference
Tampa, Florida
Composers Concert III with clarinetist Rebecca Vincent
William Vollinger: The Child in the Hole
February 2012
Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, Florida
Guest Artist Community Performance Series with pianist Dr. Rose Grace
William Vollinger: Let's Talk
John Valerio: The Bells
Derek Healey:
Five Edward Thomas Poems, Op. 97
November 2011
Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland
Lakeland, Florida
An Evening of Song with pianist Dr. Rose Grace
William Vollinger: Let's Talk
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
Violet Archer
In Just Spring
Green Rain
Someone
June 2011
Catholic University
Washington, DC
Faculty Lecture Recital
Dr. Jason Lovelace with guest soprano Dr. Liana Valente
Dr. Jason Lovelace: A Tale of Three Cyclones
April 2011
Sigma Alpha Iota
Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida
Lambda Province Weekend Recital
William Vollinger: The Child in the Hole wiith clarinetist Rebecca Vincent
February 2011
Society of Composers, Inc. 2010 International Conference
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Morning Concert
Dr. Timothy Brown: Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred with pianist Dr. Chan Kiat Lim
November 2010
Florida Federation of Music Clubs
State Fall Session
Lakeland, Florida
Musical Interlude with pianist Christine Arens
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
September 2010
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Tampa, Florida
Midday Meditations with pianist Patrick Fleitz
Samuel Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
March 2010
Sigma Alpha Iota
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Lambda Province Weekend Recital
David Diamond: The Mad Maid's Song with pianist Jack Rain and flutist Kim McCormick
Christine Arens:
Collage of Clicking Clichés with pianist Christine Arens
January 2010
Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland
Lakeland, Florida
Parade of American Music: Celebrating the Women in Our Lives with pianist Christine Arens
Judy Strubhar Ross
Goldenhair
When I Was One-And-Twenty
Crossing the Bar
Oneness (The White Heron)
Christine Arens: Collage of Clicking Clichés
November 2009
University of South Florida Resident Artist Series
Tampa, Florida
Faculty Chamber Music Recital
David Diamond: The Mad Maid's Song with pianist Allan Armstrong and flutist Kim McCormick
Alvez Barkoski: Songs of Matthew with pianist Allan Armstrong, flutist Kim McCormick and
cellist Scott Kluksdahl
Anthony Plog: Animal Ditties with pianist Allan Armstrong and trumpeter Jay Coble
October 2009
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Faculty Composer's Concert
Marty Regan
A Long Gay Book with pianist Andrea Imhoff and clarinetist Anna Carney
Three Poems by Tanikawa Shuntarô with pianist Andrea Imhoff
March 2009
University of South Florida Resident Artist Series
Tampa, Florida
An Evening of Contemporary Song with pianist Christine Arens
Derek Healey
Five Edward Thomas Songs
Violet Archer
Two Songs for Soprano and Piano
Under the Sun
William Vollinger
Acts of Kindness
Kirk O'Riordan
Bergstresser Songs
Judy Strubhar Ross
My Soul Cries Out (A Cycle of Reflective Songs)
January 2009
College Music Society Super Regional Southeastern Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Composers Concert I with pianist Dr. Chan Kiat Lim
Dr. Timothy Brown:
Dreams Kept, Dreams Deferred
February 2008
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Lakeland, Florida
An Afternoon of Song with pianist James Jordan
Samuel Barber
Sure on this Shining Night
Monks and Raisins
Celius Dougherty
Love in the Dictionary
George F. Handel
Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre from Joshua
June 2007
FloriMezzo Orchestra
St. Petersburg, Florida
FloriMezzo Goes to the Opera
Franz Schubert

Der Hirt auf dem Felson with clarinetist Jessica Calandra and pianist Judith Alstadter
Jacques Offenbach
The Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman with Perri Montanè
March 2007
Polk Community College Women's History Month Celebration
Winter Haven, Florida
Creativity and Commitment: The Lives and Music of Two Extraordinary Women Composers
Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer and Dorothy J. Ross with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
Violet Archer
In Just Spring
Green Rain
Someone
Judy Strubhar Ross
When I Was One-And-Twenty
Prisoner's Prayer
Peace from My Soul Cries Out (A Cycle of Reflective Songs)
March 2007
FloriMezzo Orchestra
St. Petersburg, Florida
Going For Baroque with pianist Hilton Jones
Henry Purcell
Music for a While
If Music Be the Food of Love
Hark! The Ech'ing Air
February 2007
The Palladium Theater Side Door Opera
St. Petersburg, Florida
A Night at the Opera with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
Ludwig von Beethoven: O wär ich schon from Fidelio
Johann Strauss: The Csardas from Die Fledermaus
Gioacchino Rossini: Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Giacomo Puccini: Quando men vo from La Boheme
Carlisle Floyd: Ain't it a pretty night from Susannah
Victor Herbert: Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta
October 2006
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention
Orlando, Florida
Be a Champion of Modern Music with pianist Dr. Howard Kim
H. Owen Reed: Michigan Morn' from Michigan Dream
Walter S. Hartley: Shall I Compare Thee?
John Valerio: Bells 1 from The Bells
Violet Archer: Green Rain
Judy Strubhar Ross: Peace from My Soul Cries Out (A Cycle of Reflective
Songs)
July 2006
Little Carnegie of the South
Macon, Georgia
Liana Valente Soprano and Violin with pianist Louise Barfield
Franz Schubert
Mignon Lieder:
Heiß mich nicht reden
Kennst du das Land<br>Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
So laßt mich scheinen
Judy Strubhar Ross
When I Was One and Twenty
Goldenhair
Oneness (The White Heron)
Jules Massenet
Meditation (for solo violin and piano) from Thais
Victor Herbert
Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta
April 2006
Calhoun Gordon Arts Council
Calhoun, Georgia
An Evening at the Cabaret with pianist Louise Barfield
Stephen Sondheim
Putting it Together from Sunday in the Park with George
Take Me to the World from Evening Primrose
Being Alive from Company
Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
Claude Debussy
Chanson de Bilitis
Victor Herbert
Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta
Art is Calling for Me from The Enchantress
March 2006
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Lakeland, Florida
An Afternoon of Song with pianist Amarilis Vasquez
Thomas Pasatieri
Bubbles, beautiful bubbles from The Goose Girl
Celius Dougherty
Love in the Dictionary
Gabriel Fauré
Clair de luneLes Roses d'Ispahan
Rupert Holmes
Moonfall from The Mystery of Edwin Drood
February 2006
MidSummer Macon
Macon, Georgia
Opera Beyond the Score - A Lecture Recital with pianist Sandra Smith
Henry Purcell
When I am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
Wolfgang A. Mozart
In uomini, in soldati from Cosi fan tutte
Gioacchino Rossini
Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Charles Gounod
The Jewel Song from Faust
Gian C. Menotti
Steal Me Sweet Thief from Old Maid and the Thief
June 2005
Wesleyan College
Macon, Georgia
Three Generations of North American Women Composers with pianist Dr. Richard Mercier
Amy Beach
Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
Violet Archer
Two Songs for Soprano and Piano
Under The Sun
Judy Ross
My Soul Cries Out (A Cycle of Reflective Songs)
March 2005
Wesleyan College
Macon, Georgia
Inauguration Celebration for Ruth Austin Knox
Twenty-Fourth President of Wesleyan College with pianist Cam Bishop
Stephen Sondheim
Putting it Together from Sunday in the Park with George
Take Me to the World from Evening Primrose
Being Alive from Company
Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
November 2004
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Let A Song Fill Your Heart with pianist Stephen Taylor
Violet Archer
The Daffodils
Green Rain
May 2004
Little Carnegie of the South
Macon, Georgia
An Evening of Holiday Favorites with pianist Louise Barfield
George F. Handel: Rejoice Greatly from Messiah
Adolphe Adam: O Holy Night
Alfred Burt: Some Children See Him
Gustav Holst; arr. Patrick Liebergen: In the Bleak Midwinter
Johann S. Bach; arr. Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
Irving Berlin: White Christmas
Hugh Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
December 2003
Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
Faculty Recital with pianist Susan McDuffie
Gioacchino Rossini: Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Alan J. Loewe: I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
George Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay!
Victor Herbert: Art is Calling Me from The Enchantress
October 2003
MidSummer Macon
Macon, Georgia
Pop Music Through the Ages with pianist Dr. John Roberts
Henry Purcell
Music for a While
Hark the Ech'ing Air
George F. Handel
Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo
Franz Schubert
Lachen und WeinenGretchen am Spinnrade
Gioacchino Rossini
Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia
George Gershwin
Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh Kay!
Andrew L. Webber
Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera
June 2003
Wesleyan College
Macon, Georgia
Faculty Recital with pianist Dr. Christy Lee
Johannes Brahms
Vergebliches Ständchen
O liebliche Wangen
Carlisle Floyd
Ain't it a Pretty Night from Susannah
Gabriel Fauré
Clair de lune
Les Roses d'Ispahan
Judy Strubhar Ross
Goldenhair
Oneness (The While Heron)
February 2003
Christ Church
Macon, Georgia
Music for Advent Concert Series with organist Dr. Fletcher Anderson
William Byrd: Come Thou and with Us Dwell
César Franck: Come, Thou Dear Redeemer
Johann S. Bach: Quia respexit from Magnificat
Wolfgang A. Mozart: Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate
December 2002
MidSummer Macon
Macon, Georgia
Featured Guest Recital with pianist Susan McDuffie
Claude Debussy:
Chansons de Bilitis
Carlisle Floyd:
Ain't it a pretty night from Susannah
Giuseppe Verdi: The Letter Scene from Macbeth
June 2002
Mercer University
Macon, Georgia
Carol Goff and Friends present Women in Music
Violet Archer
In Just Spring
April Weather
Green Rain
The Daffodils
Under the Sun
March 2002
Shield Club of Macon
Macon, Georgia
Valentine Recital with pianist Edward Eikner
George Rochberg: You are like a flower
Gabriel Fauré: Chanson d'Amour
Gian C. Menotti: Steal Me Sweet Thief from Old Maid and the Thief
Giacomo Puccini: O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
October 2001
Morning Music Club
Macon, Georgia
The Musical Treasures Around Us
"The New Found Treasure" with pianist Edward Eikner
Violet Archer: In Just Spring
Johannes Brahms: O liebliche Wangen
Otto Nicolai: Nun eilt herbei from Die Lustige Weiber von Windsor
October 2001
Farragut Presbyterian Church
Farragut, Tennessee
An Evening of Song with soprano Dianne Griffith and pianist Dr. Christy Lee Walters
Gabriel Fauré
Chanson d'Amour
Clair de lune
Les Roses d'Ispahan
Fleur jétée
Carlisle Floyd
Ain't it a pretty night from Susannah
John Valerio
The Bells
May 2001
Roane State Community College
Harriman, Tennessee
Faculty Recital with organist Brenda Goslee and trumpeter Shawn White
George F. Handel: Alle voci del bronzo guerriero from Cantata No. 19
Arthur Honegger: O Had I Wings Like a Dove from King David
Anthony Plog: Animal Ditties, for Trumpet, Piano and Narrator
April 2001
The Music Study Club of Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
Faculty Presentation with pianist Richard Sidey, organist Brenda Goslee, and trumpeter Shawn White
Franz Schubert: Litenei from The Feast of all Souls
George F. Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson
Gioacchino Rossini: Fac ut portem from Stabat Mater
Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet
November 2000
St. John's Cathedral Noonday Recital
Knoxville, Tennessee
Vocal, Trumpet, and Organ Recital with trumpeter Shawn White and organist Brenda Goslee
George F. Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson
Gioacchino Rossini: Fac ut portem from Stabat Mater
Henry Purcell: Sound the Trumpet
October 2000
Kingston Presbyterian Church
Kingston, Tennessee
A Fall Recital with soprano Dianne Griffith and pianist Dr. Christy Lee Walters
Johannes Brahms
O liebliche Wangen
Mädchenlied
Von ewiger Liebe
Claude Debussy
Chansons de Bilitis
Violet Archer
In Just Spring
April Weather
Green Rain
The Daffodils
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
I Waited for the Lord
Henry Purcell
Sound the Trumpet
September 2000
Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention
Dallas, Texas
Mini-Musicale featuring the songs of Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer with pianist Ann Patrick-Green
Violet Archer
In Just Spring
April Weather
Under the Sun
Cradle Song
Someone
August 2000