Recently, I read an essay by Nancy Fako that recounted her experiences as one of the early women to win a position in the Boys Club brass sections of 1960 era large budget orchestras.
It’s a great essay (something I hope will be published here soon) but it made me wonder about similar women musicians who earned positions during that era and braved the gauntlet of sexism and discrimination.
I posted that exact query to my Facebook wall and the responses have been fabulous. Here are a handful of the terrific replies (so far) along with the parent post:
I just finished reading an essay by Nancy Fako about her experiences as one of the early women brass musicians to…
If you know of someone who should be included in the thread, drop by and share.
And be sure to stop by the International Women’s Brass Conference website: myiwbc.org.