Women’s History Month at the Oxnard Public Library: Women in Ragtime

ampoule arial, link sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>In honor of Women’s History Month, the Oxnard Public Library will host “Sam the Piano Man” who will talk about women composers during the ragtime era. We often hear about the men, such as Scott Joplin, Joseph Lamb, and James Scott, but we seldom hear about the women.

Sam Hobel is a pianist, a freelance writer, and an American music history consultant. He will discuss how in the past, male ragtime composers received more attention than their female counterparts; in fact, women were often excluded from this profession. He will acquaint us with who these composers were, how they lived, and why they didn’t become as famous as their male counterparts.

After the informal lecture, Hobel will delight the audience with “A Ragtime Suite from the Other Wing,” which is a suite he compiled containing excerpts from 12 different ragtime pieces from 11 female composers.

This presentation is free and will take place on Tuesday, March 15, at 4:00 p.m., at the Oxnard Public Main Library in meeting room B. For further information, please call 385-7532.

Sam Hobel

Sam Hobel



One Response to Women’s History Month at the Oxnard Public Library: Women in Ragtime

  1. William "Bill" Hicks February 19, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I just can’t wait until there’s a “short white guys” month.


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