Recognizing and Confronting Gender Bias/Discrimination

Saturday, January 29, 2022
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM


Implicit bias resides in all of us. By accepting this and providing members of the wind band community with tools to confront implicit gender bias, we can actively move toward gender parity and inclusion in our field. This session will discuss relevant quantitative and qualitative data regarding gender bias/discrimination. Participants will also be encouraged to discuss and implement strategies that advance toward a more inclusive profession.

Learning Objective 1
Learners will examine the paucity of women as college band directors.
Learning Objective 2
Learners will discuss and explore examples of gender bias in the field.
Learning Objective 3
Learners will implement strategies to adapt their instruction immediately to overcome gender bias/discrimination.
Target Audiences
Choral, Elementary, Strings, Band, General Education
Session Level
Collegiate, Administrator, Retired
Session Type