making changes

HOW CAN I HELP?

  • WORK TO GET YOUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE GENDER RATIO EQUAL TO YOUR CONCERT BAND RATIO


  • ADOPT A NEW DRESS CODE - consider revising your dress code so that boys and girls have the same choices. All black works well for everyone. Avoid the situation of having boys in suits and then putting girls in dresses or gowns, or asking them to wear men's suits.



  • PLAY RECORDINGS OF WOMEN JAZZ MUSICIANS


  • STEREOTYPE THREAT - become familiar with stereotype threat and how it can affect student learning, performance, and participation.


  • REPRESENTATION - bring in female guest artists and clinicians (consider college students as well as pros) read Grammy Nominee Tia Fuller's article about representation here: Tia Fuller