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    In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States (New Perspectives on Gender in Music) (Hardback) By (author) Jennifer Kelly

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    DescriptionThis collection of new interviews with twenty-five accomplished female composers substantially advances our knowledge of the work, experiences, compositional approaches, and musical intentions of a diverse group of creative individuals. With personal anecdotes and sometimes surprising intimacy and humour, these wide-ranging conversations represent the diversity of women composing music in the United States from the mid-twentieth century into the twenty-first. The composers work in a variety of genres including classical, jazz, multimedia, or collaborative forms for the stage, film, and video games. Their interviews illuminate questions about the status of women composers in America, the role of women in musical performance and education, the creative process and inspiration, the experiences and qualities that contemporary composers bring to their craft, and balancing creative and personal lives. Candidly sharing their experiences, advice, and views, these vibrant, thoughtful, and creative women open new perspectives on the prospects and possibilities of making music in a changing world.

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    In Her Own Words
    Conversations with Composers in the United States
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer Kelly
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9780252037597
    ISBN 10: 0252037596

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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    DC22: 780.92/520973
    LC classification: ML390 .K33 2013
    DC23: 780.92273
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w photographs, discography
    University of Illinois Press
    Imprint name
    University of Illinois Press
    Publication date
    25 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jennifer Kelly is director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, and the artistic director of the Concord Chamber Singers.
    Review quote
    "This collection of interviews with women composers presents an exquisite picture of the power and beauty of human creativity. Each woman speaks with an eloquence, a force, or a poetry that distinguishes her as a vibrant, compelling artist."--Kristina G. Boerger, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, Carroll University "If nothing else, this substantial compendium of interview with 25 women composters offers vital evidence of the sheer diversity of compositional activity - much of it, sadly, hidden from European ears - currently to be found in the United States. But these 'conversations' range across more than matters of technique, style and process. Instead, what emerges is a telling exploration of the role of women composing in the US across the last half-century and more, and a discussion of the status afforded them in a still largely androcentric industry... With a background in performance and academia, Jennifer Kelly brings an informed sensitibity to bear that prompts much revealing commentary by her individual subjects in an intelligently structured volume... it is an essential read." - Classical Music