- The purpose of this thesis is to examine gender and historical bias in wind band music and related practices in the Pacific Northwest. This research was conducted via an IRB approved research study, Equity and Gender Bias in High School Music Programming in the Pacific Northwest: A Case Study, which interviewed a range of current band teachers in the Pacific Northwest and students studying to become music educators. Using data from the interviews in addition to my research on historical, cultural, and pedagogical practices, I seek to inform both current and future educators about the unintentional and historical, biased programming practices in wind band music. My goal is to invite further discussions about repertoire choices in wind band music and how the field can move forward towards a more equitable future.
- Key Words: wind band music, programming, women, feminism, diversity, secondary school, music, education