Summer at St. Mary's


Professor Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the Chesapeake Orchestra at the River Concert Series.

Study abroad in Italy

Choir and Orchestra in Alba

You can participate in the Alba Music Festival, two weeks of intensive music making in the north of Italy.


Deborah Lawrence

Associate Professor, Music History, World Music

Deborah Lawrence

Deborah Lawrence is a scholar of the music of Renaissance Spain, and also has interests in the music of Latin America and opera. Prior to coming to St. Mary's College Ms Lawrence taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, The George Washington University and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland at College Park, and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In addition, she has been a frequent lecturer for the Smithsonian Institute’s Resident Associates program in Washington, D.C.

Ms Lawrence's work focuses primarily on Spanish songs, and she has presented papers at national and local meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Renaissance Society of America, as well as other conferences. In addition to publications and conference papers, she was awarded a grant for dissertation research in Spain, and served as the Academic Writer and Specialist of the Renaissance web site for Learner on Line, a project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Annenberg Foundation. A native of Chicago, Ms Lawrence now resides in Maryland.