Women's Involvement in Music History (thesis)
Throughout history, women have made a lasting impact on the progress of music. Women’s impact was initially limited because of traditional social norms, lack of extra time, little availability for music education, and need for financial stability. To pursue music, they had to overcome these barriers. The limitations are intertwined and affect one another. . . . Through the centuries, women overcame the limitations, pursued music, and became pioneers and important figures of their time. They became composers, performers, and patrons. What follows is a history of some of these women who forged the path for women who came after them. [From Introduction]
Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Sarah Warsco is a member of the Class of 2013 of Washington and Lee University.