Wartburg Women, which supports scholarships for female students at Wartburg College, will begin its 2011-12 season Saturday, Sept. 17.

The group will have a brunch and program at 9:30 a.m., in the Castle Room in Seamann Student Center. The speaker will be Elizabeth Brinza ’11, of Maple Lake, Minn., who earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and music therapy. She is a music therapy intern at a mental health facility in Kansas City, Kan.

“I was attracted to music therapy because I am fascinated by the science that supports it, drawn to creating something meaningful, and inspired by the opportunity to improve the quality of life,” Brinza said.

She will use examples and demonstrations to present a basic overview of music therapy—what it is and how it is used.  

Wartburg Women has provided more than $103,000 in scholarships since its founding 72 years ago. This year it will fund three annual scholarships and one endowed scholarship. Members fund the scholarships by providing baked goods, fruit baskets, and power sacks to college students as requested by their parents and friends. 

Wartburg Women’s Club also provides interest groups and opportunities for interaction among faculty, staff, alumni, and their spouses and partners.

For information about the organization or the brunch or to make a reservation, call Janet McCullough, 352-5867. Reservation deadline is Sept. 7.

Officers are Marcia Haugen, president; Sandra Dahlquist, vice president; Jeanette Gerrietts, secretary; and Marnie Hubbard, treasurer.