November 4, 2021 marked what would have been Gena Branscombe’s 140th birthday. Well, it was her 140th birthday. This landmark was posted on my Facebook page along with a picture of Gena smiling into the camera. Friends and colleagues responded with encouraging remarks which touched me deeply.
In the blink of an eye, twenty years of work has taught me about a woman composer whose life and career inspires me daily to keep moving forward with my passion. Hard work does pay off.