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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000678.txt from 2004/10

Subj: Re: [kl] Is Clarinet for Girly Boys Only?
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:27:38 -0400

> Most of the women in both the Dallas and the Ft. Worth Symphonies....are
> mothers. So....many women (all most all of the ones I know locally) who
> prevail at a professional level, are very able to do both, have children
> and
> a career.
> Forest

Forest, I certainly did not mean to imply that women with children
were *incapable* of becoming professional musicians, in fact women
are very good at multi-tasking. We have plenty of mothers in our local
symphony also. But if you were to sit down and make a list of the
most famous clarinetists of the past 150 years or so, you know it
is going to be predominately men.

I think you just like to argue. ;-)

I was originally responding to Ormond's question:

>I wonder if a 'cross-over' could be documented? More female
>clarinetists during the school years, more male clarinetists during the
>professional years?

I think I agree with Dave Blumberg's answer.


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