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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000665.txt from 2004/10

From: "Nicholas Yip" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:29:11 -0400

I think that most clarinet and other instrumental students that go on to
college finally grow up! They realize that other instruments are okay to
play. For example girls can play trombone and boys can play the clarinet.

Nicholas Yip
Clarinetist and Music Teacher

>From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
>Subject: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?
>Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 09:50:54 -0700
>Sue Raycraft wrote:
> > There obviously is a big change in the ratio
> > after college and I think it probably has
> > something to do with the fact that women
> > start having babies and their priorities are
> > with their children/families?
>(I will resist several one-liners...... :-)
>I can imagine that motherhood does contribute --- if, in fact, the ratio
>does change? --- but I was also thinking in terms of prejudice in
>orchestras, such as is well-documented for the Vienna Philharmonic and
>in the case of Michelle Zukovsky's eventual success and (I presume) to
>some extent in less 'high profile' cases?
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