Lin Foulk lectures on women in music

On March 24, 2010 I attended a lecture presented by hornist Lin Foulk entitled New Standards: Women in Orchestras in the 21st Century.  Lin Foulk is the horn instructor at Western Michigan University, and she has done extensive research on women in music.  As you can imagine, I was thrilled to learn that she would... Continue Reading →

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The International Women’s Brass Conference: Educate, Develop, Support, Inspire    Pursuing a career in music is not an easy task for anyone.  Doing so takes an enormous amount of dedication, hard work, and talent.  In a field historically dominated by men, women brass players pursuing careers in music have an even more arduous task before them. ... Continue Reading →

A look back at the IWBC

I've been doing a little research on the International Women's Brass Conference.  This relatively young organization began in 1993, and the first conference was held in St. Louis, Missouri. The 2010 conference will be held in Toronto, Canada. According to the IWBC's mission statement, it is their goal to provide opportunities that will educate, develop,... Continue Reading →

Bones Apart Celebrates 10 Years

The all-female trombone quartet Bones Apart is celebrating their tenth anniversary.  By performing commissioned works and new arrangements, this multifaceted group aims to widen the scope of the trombone as a serious chamber instrument.  The ladies that make up this group are Becky Smith, Jayne Murrill, Helen Vollam, and Lorna McDonald.Check out this clip of... Continue Reading →

Brazen Brass!

Brazen Brass is Columbus, Ohio's premier all-female brass quintet.  Formed in 2006, this group includes recent graduates of Ohio State University, Capital University, and Miami University. Members of the group include:Melissa Bontempo, trumpetMelissa Patridge, trumpetHolly Bowman, hornAnnalisa Ventola, tromboneCarrie Frederick, tubaAfter reading the bios of these ladies, I can say that this is quite an... Continue Reading →

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