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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

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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

1 month ago on September 1st, 2014 | J | 5,298 notes

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!

2 months ago on August 21st, 2014 | J | 1 note
Listen to Carol Jantsch being interviewed and playing Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun on Interlochen Public Radio.

Listen to Carol Jantsch being interviewed and playing Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun on Interlochen Public Radio.

4 months ago on June 18th, 2014 | J | 47 notes

Barbara Butler, trumpet

  • Professor of Trumpet, Rice University
  • Soloist with Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra
  • Former member, Eastman Brass, Eastman Virtuosi, and the Vancouver and Grant Park Symphony Orchestras
  • Former faculty member: Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, and University of British Columbia
  • One of the most influential trumpet teachers of the last twenty years

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4 months ago on May 28th, 2014 | J | 44 notes

Yes Ma’am! Brass Band

  • From the band: “YM!BB was formed in October 2012 by a group of new and experienced players who just like to make noise and jump around, forever and ever. Amen.”
  • Based in Austin, Texas
  • Members: 
  1. Kate “Low B” Carr - sousaphone
  2. James “Ruthless” Mescall - trumpet
  3. Monica “Monini” Burgin - french horn
  4. Caitlin “Cadillac” Macklin - trombone
  5. Kelly “The Brick” Sloan - trumpet
  6. Savanna “Thunder Thimbles” Adams - washboard
  7. Kelly “Paradiddle” West - snare
  8. Jen “Keepin’ It” Reel - bass drum

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4 months ago on May 25th, 2014 | J | 38 notes

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.”

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5 months ago on May 22nd, 2014 | J | 26 notes

Erin Yanacek, Trumpet

  • Pittsburgh freelancer
  • Cornet, River City Brass
  • Principal Horn, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
  • Development Associate for the Pittsburgh Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Soloist
  • Gave this awesome interview about being a woman brass musician that you should probably read.

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5 months ago on May 19th, 2014 | J | 150 notes
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5 months ago on May 16th, 2014 | J | 121 notes

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.  

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5 months ago on May 13th, 2014 | J | 9 notes

Joan Watson, Horn

  • Soloist
  • Principal Horn, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra
  • Founding Member, True North Brass Quintet
  • Former Associate Principal Horn, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (1988- 2002)
  • Former principal horn of the Esprit, Victoria, Pacific Opera and Vancouver Opera orchestras
  • Horn faculty member, Boston Conservatory and University of Toronto
  • She has been a featured soloist at the International Women’s Brass Conference, two International Horn Symposiums, and the International Brass Quintet Symposium in Atlanta
  • Host, IWBC, 2010
  • First woman brass player in the world to be featured on a Yamaha poster  

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5 months ago on May 10th, 2014 | J | 44 notes