Apr 14

Convocation with Gaelynn Lea: Violinist, Songwriter, and Disability Rights Advocate

Fri, April 14, 2023 • 10:50am - 11:50am (1h) • Skinner Memorial Chapel

At the request of the speaker, masks are strongly encouraged. 

Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. Since then, she has captivated audiences around the world with her haunting original songs and traditional fiddle tunes. Gaelynn Lea has opened for Wilco, The Decemberists, LOW, and the industrial rock supergroup Pigface.

Most recently, Gaelynn Lea composed and performed the music for Macbeth on Broadway, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. This iconic Shakespeare play was directed by Sam Gold and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Sound Design.

Gaelynn Lea is a sought-after public speaker about Disability Rights and accessibility in the arts. She has shared her perspective on PBS NewsHour, On Being with Krista Tippett, The Moth Radio Hour, NowThis, The Science of Happiness Podcast, and via two widely-viewed TEDx Talks. Gaelynn Lea is a Co-Founder of RAMPD: Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities. The mission of this fast-growing, disability-led coalition is to amplify disability culture, promote inclusion Camp; advocate for accessibility in the music industry. She is currently writing a memoir about her touring adventures and disability advocacy.

This convocation will also be presented as a virtual webinar. Please register in advance if you would like to attend via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Event Contact: Noel Ponder

Event Summary

Convocation with Gaelynn Lea: Violinist, Songwriter, and Disability Rights Advocate
  • When
    • Friday, April 14, 2023
    • 10:50am - 11:50am (1h)
  • Where
    • Skinner Memorial Chapel
  • Mode
    • In-Person
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  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff, Alums, Prospective Students, Families
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel

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