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Scholarship

Genevieve was a history major as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, earning a degree with highest honors, and can say with a straight face that many of her favorite moments from her travels have been when she's had a chance to poke around old churches and graveyards. 

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In 2011, supported by a grant from Swarthmore, she spent a month in Paris researching the life and work of French female composer Germaine Tailleferre, member of Les Six. Genevieve produced a thesis on her ballet, "Le marchand d'oiseaux," performed her song cycle "Six chansons francais" as part of her senior recital, and mounted a performance of a suite of Tailleferre's ballet music in collaboration with the Swarthmore College Orchestra. She has also conducted research on Baroque female composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, culminating in a performance of her oratorio, "Le sommeil d'Ulisse" with members of Early Music Princeton. These experiences have guided her passion for performing works by female composers and artists, as well as nourished her belief that all voices have an important story to tell.