Measuring the Jazz Faculty Gender Gap in Higher Education
A study sponsored by the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice by researcher, Lara Pellegrinelli.
Jazz Counts: Measuring the Jazz Faculty Gender Gap in Higher Education by researcher Lara Pellegrinelli gathers information from the websites of over 200 colleges, conservatories and universities to offer the first comprehensive, quantitative data on women's representation as faculty members teaching jazz. The study shows that male-identified educators are an overwhelming majority of jazz faculty members, surpassing women's representation by a factor of six. Female-identified educators are outnumbered substantially on the most popular jazz instruments: in every faculty rank and as administrators; leading ensembles and teaching studio lessons; as well as teaching academic subjects such as music theory, and composition.
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