Black Women in American Bands and Orchestras

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Scarecrow Press, 1998 - Music - 359 pages
The first edition of Black Women in American Bands & Orchestras (a Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 1982) was lauded for providing access to material unavailable in any other source. To update and expand the first edition, Handy has revised the profiles of members featured in the first edition, corrected omissions, and added personal and career facts for new faces on the scene. Profiles are presented under the headings of orchestras and orchestra leaders, string players, wind and percussion players, keyboard players, and non-playing orchestra/band affiliates. Features 100 photographs.
 

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Contents

The American Orchestra A Historical Overview
1
Orchestras and Orchestra Leaders
33
III String Players
77
Wind and Percussion Players
163
Keyboard Players
219
NonPlaying Orchestral Affiliates
273
Appendix
309
Bibliography
313
Index
329
About the Author
359
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About the author (1998)

D. Antoinette Handy (1931-2002) was a flutist with degrees from New England Conservatory and Northwestern University, a diploma from Paris National Conservatory and honorary degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and Whittier College. She was a Humanities Fellow at the University of North Caroluna and Duke University. She taught flute, music theory and history at several colleges and universities and had been resident flutist with many leading American and European orchestras. She retired as Director of the Music Program, National Endowment for the Arts. Her previous Scarecrow Press books include International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1998) and Black Conductors (1995).

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