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The inaugural season of the LunART Festival was a great success! It would never have been possible without the help and support of our artists, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and of course, the wonderful open-minded audiences in Madison! 

"I am feeling a multitude of gratitude!! Thank you! For allowing me to be a part of this. Last night had an incredibly cleansing energy...
In all times, but ESPECIALLY, THIS time - here and NOW, This Is Vital."

Sarah Leuwerke
Mezzo soprano

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"I think we have all been waiting for this and we didn’t know how ready we were... The LunART Festival embraced women in all fields of music, drama, dance, poetry and writing. It felt different than any festival I have ever attended. There was so much conversation and sharing and bonding and networking that I feel a whole new world has been formed. We are all so very excited for this safe space to be recognized, accepted and applauded."

Mary Ann Harr Grinde
Audience member

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"Congratulations on the smashing success of LunART Festival’s inaugural season. I am so impressed and inspired with your motive behind this festival, the programming, and the enthusiasm and incredible organization with which you did it all. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of something so incredible."

Sarah Ambrose,

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“What an honor to have been part of the inaugural LunART festival! The diversity in programming was inspiring and the performances were at the highest level of professionalism. This is a festival to keep an eye on and I look forward to returning many more times.”

Ingrid Stolzel, composer

2018 Call for Scores Winner

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"This was the coolest thing I’ve ever done in Madison!"

Wes Luke

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"You did a terrific job. And you probably will need a bigger venue because we'll be telling everyone to come!"

Martha Olsen
Audience member

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"What LunART has achieved was momentous and vitally important... You created a platform that both transformed the artist and the audience."

Laura Burns

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"It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet a lot of performers. As a composer, building up the network with performers is essential for the future possibilities. The masterclass with Jenni Brandon was so helpful to learn how to build up the professional career."

"This festival was wonderful. I loved the programming for all of the concerts and the exposure to all of the music by female composers. The Page to Stage program was enlightening and encouraging."

From Page to Stage
Educational program participants


LunART Festival shines light on female composers

By Gayle Warland
Wisconsin State Journal
June 24, 2018

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Last spring’s inaugural LunART Festival of women composers and creators in Madison wins a national prize

By Jackob Stockinger 
The Well-Tempered Ear
August 12, 2018

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Women take center stage

By Holly Henschen 

June 28, 2018


The Courage to Leap

By Frank Cain

Classical Hive

June 26, 2018

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