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ERIC Number: EJ1179251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8755-1233
Research-to-Resource: Programming Ensemble Literature Composed by Women
Baker, Vicki; Biggers, Carter
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v36 n3 p51-54 Jun 2018
Research has indicated that a gender imbalance exists in the field of music composition. This inequitable distribution is clearly demonstrated in a state-mandated repertoire list in which women represent 3% of the wind band composers and 12% of the choral composers (all voicings). Ensemble directors are in a position to affect a change by purchasing, performing, and promoting works by female composers, thus increasing their visibility and creating a demand for women's publications. Intentional programming of works by female composers is an important factor in equalizing the gender representation of composers on a concert program. Lists of women composers and their works are readily available online, simplifying the repertoire selection process. Ensemble directors can also play a role in inspiring future generations of female composers, which is a fundamental solution to achieving gender parity.
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Language: English
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