March 10, 2020
She was America's first woman composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra and the first American composer fully educated in the United States. She was praised and recognized, but her journey to success was an uphill battle with obstacles and challenges. Born in Boston in 1867, she was a music prodigy with similarites to Mozart. By the time she was 18 she was performing as a piano soloist with one the greatest orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra.