Faculty and Friends Concert: Amy Jarman and Jerome Reed

Faculty and Friends Concert: Amy Jarman and Jerome Reed is in the past.

Faculty & Friends Concert Series

Amy Jarman, soprano
Jerome Reed, piano
Ward Hall, 8:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

The theme of this performance is "Words by Women, Notes (mostly) by Men," exploring the words of women writers from varying eras and areas.

  • Marianne von Willemer, a nineteenth-century German muse of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s, whose poems were originally attributed to Goethe himself;
  • 20th-century French poet and novelist Louise de Vilmorin;
  • Iconic nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson;
  • Lovestruck Victorian English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning;
  • Little known Russian poet Glafira Galina; and
  • Jewish teenager Anne Frank, whose diary entries capture the feelings of a young woman approaching adulthood.

The recital features music by Schubert, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, and the American Composers Dello Joio, Hoiby, José Bowen and Libby Larsen.

Performances are subject to change.  For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 1-800-333-4358, ext. 5932 or (615) 966-5932.


Amy Jarman

Jarman is the senior lecturer in voice at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Jarman has performed as a soloist with the Nashville Symphony, Louisville Bach Society, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, Owensboro Symphony, Hancock Chamber Players, Baroque Festival of Corona del Mar (California), Rocky Ridge (Colorado) Music Festival, Wakefield (England) Festival Chorus and the Nashville Opera.

She has made special appearances at Westminster Abbey in London. She is a featured artist on many recital series including Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Chicago; American Music Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria,; Leeds (England) International Concert Series; and St. James' Piccadilly and St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

Jerome A. Reed

Reed is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano at Lipscomb University. He holds the D.M.A. and M.M. in piano performance from the Catholic University of America and the B.M. in music from Middle Tennessee State University.

His performance schedule averages around 20 concerts, lectures and recitals every year. He has performed extensively in the U.S., South America and Europe, appearing in such venues as the Mendelssohnhaus in Leipzig, Germany, the Musikhochschule in Graz, Austria and the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels.  His work has been broadcast over U.S., German and Australian Public Radio.

Dr. Reed is the director of the music division of the Governor's School for the Arts, past president of the Southern Division of the Music Teachers National Association, and former music critic for the Tennessean. His recordings (on Capstone Records) include an album premiering new music for piano and tape.