"Excellence in Execution" and "Fitness for Teaching": Assessments of Women at the Conservatoire Américain

  title={"Excellence in Execution" and "Fitness for Teaching": Assessments of Women at the Conservatoire Am{\'e}ricain},
  author={Kendra Preston Leonard},
  journal={Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture},
  pages={29 - 50}
  • K. Leonard
  • Published 30 October 2007
  • History
  • Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture
IN 1921 GERMAN-BORN AMERICAN CONDUCtor Walter Damrosch and French conductor and composer Francis Casadesus opened a new school for American musicians in the Palais de Fontainebleau, just outside of Paris. This school, which became known as the Conservatoire Americain, was created to offer American musicians advanced training in performance, composition, and teaching. Over time, the Conservatoire produced numbers of successful composers, performers, scholars, and instructors such as Bathia… 
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