Ellen McSweeney: Alone at the Top

Ellen McSweeney: Alone at the Top

As a female musician, this certainly is something that’s good to think about: the stereotypes and disadvantages faced (and often conquered by) women in the field. Admittedly, there are lots of women involved as instrumentalists (less so in conducting, which this article talks about) but the stereotypes often do still exist even when we don’t often recognize them. I’m guilty of it myself, and I’m sure they’ve been put against me at some point – or will at some point in my life in the future. With our society getting more concerned with gender equality (or maybe it’s just Oberlin), this is definitely something that we should all read.

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