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A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music 40081 Body 3/18/04 7:40 AM Page 112 Bernadette Garcia University of Colorado, Boulder Why is it acceptable for you to look at me like I’m crazy choosing to write about a Mexicana when ordered to write an essay on a Baroque composer? “There were some good composers in Mexico. I know some of them. Who did you choose to write about? What’s his name?” “HER name,” I correct you. “A woman? In Mexico?! During the Baroque Era?” And I want to scream and laugh at the same time. What did you think Mujeres did in Mexico throughout history today? just walk around pregnant, making tortillas? And after you are informed of the existence of a Mexicana Baroque composer you are no longer interested in HER name “Well, has any of her work been published?” “Yes” and you walked away as if even though she made it into the dominant culture’s significance of a musician there was no more to be said I want to slap you, my teacher, whom I thought there was more to than just a university educated brain able to spit out memorized facts deemed significant by a patriarchal world I sit, struggling through your Music http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The High School Journal University of North Carolina Press

A History of Western Music

The High School Journal , Volume 87 (4) – Apr 7, 2004

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2004 The University of North Carolina Press.
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40081 Body 3/18/04 7:40 AM Page 112 Bernadette Garcia University of Colorado, Boulder Why is it acceptable for you to look at me like I’m crazy choosing to write about a Mexicana when ordered to write an essay on a Baroque composer? “There were some good composers in Mexico. I know some of them. Who did you choose to write about? What’s his name?” “HER name,” I correct you. “A woman? In Mexico?! During the Baroque Era?” And I want to scream and laugh at the same time. What did you think Mujeres did in Mexico throughout history today? just walk around pregnant, making tortillas? And after you are informed of the existence of a Mexicana Baroque composer you are no longer interested in HER name “Well, has any of her work been published?” “Yes” and you walked away as if even though she made it into the dominant culture’s significance of a musician there was no more to be said I want to slap you, my teacher, whom I thought there was more to than just a university educated brain able to spit out memorized facts deemed significant by a patriarchal world I sit, struggling through your Music

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Published: Apr 7, 2004

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