Instrument gender stratification in the lesbian and gay band association.

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Poster Session

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National Association for Music Education Conference

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St. Louis, MO


The purpose of this study was to analyze the gender and instrumentation stratification of performing members in the Lesbian and Gay Band Association. More specifically, the aim of this study was to determine if gender stratification of instruments is different from previous research when applied to the LGBTQ population. While studies have examined instrument-gender stratification as reflected in the rosters of performing ensembles, this study investigates how instrument-gender stereotyping manifest in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) community based ensembles. Participants (N = 458) were instrumentalist from 39 community ensembles located in from the United States (93%), Australia (4%), Canada, (2%), England, and Ireland (



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