About the Project
When conjuring an image of the American frontier, one often thinks of the lone, white cowboy riding into the sunset.
The reality of the West was far more interesting.
This digital exhibit is part of a larger project on music and identity in the American West. Examination of
About the Researcher
Siriana is a senior at St. Olaf College where she studies Vocal Performance and Women’s and Gender Studies. A Montana native, she is passionate about using a feminist lens to evaluate the way music participated in identity construction on the Western Frontier. She has presented research on frontier music at the Musical Dialogues Student Research Symposium held at St. Olaf College. She has mapped the life of composer Darius Milhaud and presented on this research at the American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter Fall Meeting. Additionally, she has investigated Parisian salons of La Belle Époque and Les Années Folles and opera buffa of the early 19th century. She hopes to pursue graduate school in musicology with a focus on frontier music and public musicology. While not researching, Siriana sings, and while not singing, she can likely be found watching Star Trek.
11 AM, Sunday, January 19th
House of Hope Presbyterian Church
797 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Christiansen Hall of Music 233
St. Olaf College