Lamothe Selected to Present Paper at Popular Music Study Group Panel

Virginia LamotheLecturer in the School of Music Dr. Virginia Lamothe’s paper titled “Social Mobility and the Wonderful Women of the Stage Music The Wizard of Oz (1902-1904)” has been chosen for the national meeting of the American Musicological Society. The paper focuses on historical aspects of the stage play, originally written by L. Frank Baum, and musical aspects that depict a vibrant portrait of the changing roles of women at the turn of the twentieth century. It also presents research with implications for the study of working women in the 1900s and the history of theater and Broadway musicals.

Lamothe will deliver the paper on Nov. 12 in Louisville as part of the Popular Music Study Group session panel.