Women in Portuguese Philharmonic Bands: finding a place in changing times
This research aims to understand the role that women are currently playing in Philharmonic Bands in Portugal, taking into account a possible change in mentalities as a result of the Portuguese democratic revolution in April 74. In view of the discrimination women have suffered worldwide as performers and conductors in many types of music ensembles, this project examines their own perceptions as musicians in Philharmonic Bands, even today perceived as a male dominated milieu. Using a mixed methods methodology, together with review of international literature in the domain, it is expected to contribute to unveiling the complexity of this phenomenon, beyond superficial and partial views.
Gender; Music; Democracy