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December, 21, 2023
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM




Amy Bovin

Amy Bovin

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Breaking the Silence: The Experiences of Female Band Directors

Clinic Synopsis:

Open to all, this presentation combines research findings from different studies. The purpose of the first study was to investigate common themes and the essence of the female high school band director (FHSBD). The second study was a survey to collect quantitative data from a larger population. Current FHSBDs (n = 1026) in all 50 states and some U.S. Territories answered a questionnaire about their personal and professional lives. The results of both studies will be shared in this session.

Amy Bovin - Biographical Information

Dr. Amy J. Bovin is a nationally and internationally recognized and awarded music educator, conductor, and clinician. Her articles can be found in national and international peer-reviewed publications, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences. As a prominent music educator, Dr. Bovin taught high school and collegiate bands and is featured on multiple podcasts. Dr. Bovin completed her Ph.D. in Music Education at The University of Hartford’s The Hartt School and was the first female to complete an M. M. in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Connecticut. She also earned a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Education from UConn. Dr. Bovin was a participant at the 2019 International Conducting Workshop Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, a recipient of a 2018 CBDNA Mike Moss Conducting Grant, and a conducting fellow for the 2015 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. At the 2016 Midwest Clinic, Dr. Bovin received the Citation of Merit award from Womens Band Directors International (WBDI) for outstanding contribution to band and band music. Dr. Bovin is a Past President of Connecticut MEA, a Past State Representative for WBDI, and an editorial board member for Philosophy of Music. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, a life member of Tau Beta Sigma where she held offices on the National, District, and Chapter level, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi. Dr. Bovin resides in Florida with her fiancé Dr. Timothy Sexton and their cats Lily and Maya.