Women and Music: A History

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Karin Anna Pendle
Indiana University Press, Apr 22, 2001 - Music - 528 pages
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This updated, expanded, and reorganized edition of Women and Music features even more women composers, performers, and patrons, even more musical contexts, and an expanded view of women in music outside Europe and North America. A popular university textbook, Women and Music is enlightening for scholars, a good source of programming ideas for performers, and a pleasure for other music lovers.


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Feminist Aesthetics and Music
II Women and Music in Ancient Greece and Rome
III Women in Music to ca 1450
IV Musical Women in Early Modern Europe
V Musical Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
VI European Composers and Musicians ca 18001890
VII European Composers and Musicians 18801918
VIII Women in American Music 18001918
XII American Popular Music
XIII Women and Music around the Mediterranean
Latin America NativeAmerica and the African Diaspora
XV American Women in Blues and Jazz
XVI Womens Support and Encouragement of Musicand Musicians

IX Contemporary British Composers
X Composers of Modern Europe Israel Australia and New Zealand
XI North America since 1920

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Adrienne Fried Block is a musicologist who has long specialized in music by American women. She is author of Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer.

Michael J. Budds is a musicologist on the faculty of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is author of Jazz in the Sixties: The Expansion of Musical Resources and Techniques.

Marcia Citron, Professor of Musicology at Rice University, is author of the award-winning volume Gender and the Musical Canon and two other books on women in music, Letters of Fanny Hensel to Felix Mendelssohn and Cecile Chaminade: A Bio-bibliography. She also works on operas on film and has written Opera on the Screen.

J. Michele Edwards, conductor and musicologist, is Professor of Music and also teaches in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. Recent projects include a recording of Marta Ptaszynska's Holocaust Memorial Cantata, essays about Julia Perry and Frederique Petrides, articles for the Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and presentations about Japanese women composers. She is currently preparing a book about Ruth Crawford Seeger's String Quartet (1931).

S. Kay Hoke chairs the Division of Fine Arts at Brevard College in the mountains of North Carolina. Currently she serves as a national workshop leader for Music! World! Opera!, a program sponsored by Opera America, and is writing a book on Douglas Moore's opera The Ballad of Baby Doe.

Barbara Garvey Jackson is a professional violinist and Professor Emerita of Music at the University of Arkansas. She is founder and publisher of Clar-Nan Editions, a firm specializing in music by women of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The late L. JaFran Jones, an ethnomusicologist, was head of the music department at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

Leslie Lassetter has published articles on Philip Glass and Meredith Monk. Her current research is in English country dance in America, with a focus on the work of Pat Shaw. She has graduate degrees from the University of Cincinnati and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Renee Cox Lorraine teaches at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Her articles on music aesthetics have been published in several journals.

Ann N. Michelini is Professor of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati.

Karin Pendle is Professor of Musicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her publications include several studies on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera.

Nancy B. Reich is working on nineteenth-century topics and is preparing a new edition of her book Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman.

Catherine Roma is Associate Professor of Music at Wilmington (Ohio) College and the founding director of MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir, and Ujima, a male chorus, at Lebanon State Prison (Ohio). Her DMA thesis for the University of Cincinnati concerned choral music by British women.

Robert Whitney Templeman is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Cincinnati. His specializations include music of Latin America and the African diaspora. He has conducted extensive research among people of African ancestry in Bolivia and among Quechua and mestizo people of the highland Bolivian Andes.

Linda Whitesitt, Music Education Specialist, coordinates string programs for MiamiDade County Public Schools. Her writings on women's support of music and the arts have appeared in several journals.

Robert Zierolf is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Cincinnati and heads the Division of Music Theory, History, and Composition there.

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