Presented by Dr. Jill Sullivan, Associate Professor of Music Education
School of Music, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe
This colloquium is the ninth in a continuing series of lectures beginning in Fall 2017, typically taking place on a Friday each month. Each session features a presentation by a faculty member, student, or guest in the field of music education or another area with a topic of interest to music education. Presentations are followed with time for questions, comments, and general discussion. These sessions are for the purposes of communicating current ideas and research, connecting with the profession, and building community among and between students and teachers in the Fred Fox School of Music, as well as the larger Tucson area. The November 16th colloquium will be the second presented during the 2018-19 academic year.
“Women’s Bands in America: Performing Music and Gender”
“Women’s Bands in America” is the first comprehensive exploration of women’s bands across the three centuries in American history. Sullivan will trace women’s emerging roles in society as seen through women’s bands—concert and marching—spanning three centuries of American history. The author will explore town, immigrant, industry, family, school, suffrage, military, jazz, and rock bands, adopting a variety of methodologies and theoretical lenses in order to assemble and interrogate their findings within the context of women’s roles in American society over time. The presenter brings together a series of disciplines in this unique work, including music education, musicology, and American history. Last March, Dr. Sullivan presented a Living History concert on the WW II Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Band with the U.S. Marine Band, “The President’s Own.”
About the Presenter:
Dr. Jill M. Sullivan is an Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Music, which is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University, Tempe. She teaches undergraduate instrumental methods, master’s-level courses in assessment and measurement, instrumental literature and pedagogy, introduction to research, and psychology of music, as well as doctoral-level classes in historical and quantitative research methods. Prior to working at ASU, she held a music education position at the University of Oklahoma, taught applied clarinet at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and was a band teacher at Sequoyah Middle School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Her research agenda includes historical publications pertaining to 19th- and 20th-century women’s bands and normal school music education. She has published two books on the history of women’s bands: Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women’s Military Bands during World War II as part of the Scarecrow Press/Rowman & Littlefield series American Wind Bands and Women’s Bands in America: Performing Music and Gender. She is currently editing her next book on normal school music education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
CONTACT: (520) 621-1655
TICKETS: Free admission