Musical Gals: Lil Hardin-Armstrong

Music Period: 20th Century & beyond Location: America Claim to Fame: One of the most prominent jazz pianists of the time, later building a reputation as a jazz composer, arranger, and bandleader. When one thinks of trumpeters and jazz, the name that instantly...

New Year, New Senior Staff

A new year often brings change: for many, new resolutions or re-commiting to past pledges come with the start of a new year. Here at Girl Museum, as we’re entering our 9th year (!), we realized the need to add to our senior staff. As we continue our resolution...

Musical Gals: Melba Liston

Music Period: 20th Century & beyond Location: America Claim to Fame: the first women trombonist to play in big bands, and later became a prominent composer and arranger. Melba Liston was born on 13th January 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri. As a child, she often...

Musical Gals: Florence Price

Music Period: 20th Century and beyond Location: America Claim to Fame: Having her Symphony in E minor performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an all-male orchestra. Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, to an African-American middle class family in...

Musical Gals: Rebecca Clarke

Music Period: Romantic – 20th Century Location: UK & USA Claim to Fame: First female student of Charles Stanford, and the first woman to be employed by a fully professional ensemble. Rebecca Clarke was born in 1886 to a couple living in Harrow near London....

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