Barbara White: A Plea for Compassion

In an article titled “Barbara White: A Plea for Compassion,” Professor Barbara White speaks with Frank Oteri of New Music Box about her compositions, musical inspirations, and social challenges that inform her artistic choices.

Thanks to the rise of the #MeToo movement, our society is beginning to be more aware and sensitive about how gender inequities have resulted in long overlooked and unpunished—and, in many cases, tolerated and even encouraged—scenarios of harassment and assault throughout our society. The focus on these toxic abuses of power has led many of us in the music community to look more carefully at ourselves, at our own work, and the work we admire and advocate for.


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