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Women Orchestral Conductors in America: The Struggle for Acceptance—An Historical View from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
College Music Symposium
  • Shelley M. Jagow, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1998
Disciplines
Abstract
Orchestral conducting has been the latest door of opportunity to open for women in the field of music. Although women have been actively involved in performance, composition, teaching, and patronage from the history of the ancient Greeks to the present, their accomplishments and contributions have often passed unvalued. Female musicians have endured more than their share of discrimination, and many women conductors continue to struggle in a profession that is often still perceived as male-dominated. The role of American women orchestral conductors and the accomplishments they have achieved from both a historical and contemporary vantage point will be documented.
Citation Information
Shelley M. Jagow. "Women Orchestral Conductors in America: The Struggle for Acceptance—An Historical View from the Nineteenth Century to the Present" College Music Symposium Vol. 38 (1998) p. 126 - 145 ISSN: 00695696
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shelley_jagow/34/