ERIC Number: ED345979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Women in Academic Music: How We Have Achieved Our Roles.
Killam, Rosemary N.
In October 1987, approximately 5,300 female, full-time professors of music, found on the College Music Society list, were sent surveys. The complete responses numbered 1,081, and included responses to questions on subjects such as role of performance, age at which music was chosen as profession, jobs held to pay for education, obstacles to education, self-description, and areas of professional specialization. The results provided an outline of the professional roles of women and how they have been achieved. Among the findings are: (1) music as a profession was decided early in women's lives; (2) one-third attended pre-college music camp; (3) nearly half are concentrated in the areas of the keyboard and voice; (4) three-fourths considered themselves performers; (5) very few are ethnic minorities; (6) over half considered themselves non-active feminists; (7) over half have tenure; (8) 58% have yearly incomes between $20,000 and $35,000. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Women in Music Symposium, (3rd, Buffalo, NY, 1989).