The whole “women against feminism” thing is honestly ridiculous. Just because you don’t feel oppressed doesn’t mean that oppression isn’t all around you. I know I’m late, but happy #womensequalityday. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go. #feminism
The world premiere recording by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Carol Jantsch of Michael Daugherty’s Reflections on the Mississippi (2013) for tuba and orchestra came out today!
Listen to Carol Jantsch being interviewed and playing Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun on Interlochen Public Radio.
Gladys Kirksmith, Trombone (c. 1895-1979)
- Professional trombonist in the early 1900s
- Played with her five sisters as part of a group called the “Dainty Half Dozen”
- Created ”…masterful music rendered without the aid of a man.”
Joanna Hersey, Tuba (and euphonium)
- Founding member, Athena Brass Band
- Principal Tubist, Carolina Philharmonic and Carolina International Orchestra
- Member, Alchemy Tuba-Euphonium quartet
- Former Principal Tubist with the United States Coast Guard Band (she won the position at age 19!)
- Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- Her solo album, O quam mirabilis, features arrangements of works by female composers.