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Title:
Black women in American bands and orchestras
Author:
Handy, D. Antoinette, 1930-2002.
Uniform Title:
Black women in American bands & orchestras
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810834194
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

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).