Black Women In American Bands & Orchestras / Edition 2

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
Overall, this is a thoughtful, useful compendium on a major segment of women's accomplishments.
Cadence Magazine
Handy has done a tremendous service...Handy's project could easily serve as a foundation and reference...on the subject.
Jazz Educators Journal
Since the subject is largely ignored otherwise, we owe her a debt of gratitude...if you are seeking any details about the women highlighted in this book, you have found a gold mine!
American Reference Books Annual
Overall, this is a thoughtful, useful compendium on a major segment of women's accomplishments.
Counterpoise
She offers a comprehensive review of an overlooked subject. Hopefully it can help provide a foundation, and role models, for young African-American Women pursuing careers as a musician in a band or a ochestra.
Big Bands International
...a fascinating study...shows the contribution made by black women to American music.
Booknews
Updates and expands the 1979 edition of this volume addressing the neglected world of Black women instrumentalists performing in ensembles. Handy, herself a respected former flutist, provides a historical overview, followed by biographical profiles of Black women ensemble performers in orchestras (and orchestra leaders); string players; wind and percussion players; keyboard players; and non-playing orchestra/band affiliates. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810834194
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Foreword
I The American Orchestra: A Historical Overview 1
II Orchestras and Orchestra Leaders 33
III String Players 77
IV Wind and Percussion Players 163
V Keyboard Players 219
VI Non-playing Orchestra/Band Affiliates 273
Appendix 309
Bibliography 313
Index 329
About the Author 359
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