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GO ON, Tell Your Story!

Voices of Women Band Directors

LaToya Webb, Julia Baumanis

Item #: G-11014     Status: Available

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Hats off to all the amazing women leaders who transform lives through music!

—Marin Alsop
    Chief Conductor, Vienna Radio Symphony, Ravinia Festival

We all need a reference source for both good times and challenging times. This book is just what you need! Whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned professional, LaToya and Julia have collected many stories shared by women band directors. Enjoy!

—Cheryl Floyd
    Director of Bands, Hill Country Middle School, retired

This powerful book illuminates the previously untold stories of women conductors, marking an important contribution to the totality of our career field narrative. Packed with meaningful, at times challenging, and ultimately empowering and uplifting stories, reflections, and wisdom, this resource is a monumental contribution!

—Shanti Simon
    Director of Bands, The University of Oklahoma

GO ON, Tell Your Story! is a powerful collection of real-life stories told by trailblazing women band directors of varied experiences and identities about the world of professional music and conducting.

Poignant, funny, sad, and uplifting, these stories offer a unique perspective into the challenging and rewarding world of music education and performance, inviting readers to listen and grow with each vignette.

The stories in the book are organized by theme into four sections—Pride, Affirmation, Togetherness, and Happiness—and readers are encouraged to use the book as more of a handbook than a front-to-back read. Along with stories, the book also includes affirmational quotes, a playlist of inspirational songs, and space for readers to reflect.

With the goal of building true support, community, and understanding, GO ON, Tell Your Story! is a wonderful companion for all musicians and educators as they grow in their lives and careers.

Dr. LaToya A. Webb is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Wind Orchestra at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Julia L. Baumanis is Assistant Professor of Practice and Associate Director of Bands at Rutgers University and is the first female band director in the university’s history.

Categories: Philosophical/Inspirational, Professional Development

Number of Pages: 294

Format: Softcover

Discipline: Band