2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Women Conductors - Creating Community and Support

Bartolin Hall 207/208/209

Jennifer L. Grice
Windsor High School, Director of Bands & Orchestra

Jennifer L. Grice has taught music from Kindergarten through College for the past 22 years. She has received degrees from the University of Northern Colorado (DA); The University of Louisiana at Monroe (2 MM's); and Arizona State University (BME). Before returning to Colorado to attend UNC for grad school, Jennifer was the Director of Education at Conn-Selmer, Inc. working with Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. She has taken her orchestra, Lafayette High School Chamber Orchestra from Lexington, Kentucky, to perform at The Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, Music For All National Orchestra Festival, and KMEA state conference.

This session will look at the numbers of women in the band conducting field in high schools in the state of Colorado and higher education wind conductors in the United States. Information will be shared about results from my research entitled: Prominent Women Wind Conductors in Higher Education: Trials, Triumphs, and Recommendations for Improving Gender Equity in the Field.