March 2021: Women’s History Month

Samantha Ege

Samantha Ege playing piano

As an internationally recognized pianist, educator, and musicologist, Dr. Samantha Ege has focused on the musical contributions of underrepresented musicians, specifically women and people of color as well as the figures that made their ascendence possible.

Samantha Ege at piano

Composer Florence Price has been a pivotal figure for Dr. Ege, both as a performer and researcher. Her most recent and second album, Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price, was released earlier this year. Her debut album also features the music of Price, as well as other notable female composers. Four Women: Music for Solo Piano by Price, Kaprálová, Bilsland, and Bonds was released in 2018. You can learn more about Dr. Ege, her albums, and her research at her website:

In partnership with the Aaron Copland School of Music, Dr. Samantha Ege will be presenting Black Classical Herstories and the Piano Music of Florence Price. This lecture is free and will be live streamed to Youtube on Wednesday, February 24th at 2PM. It will remain available after airing.