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FILE- Katherine Baloff (right) performs with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra. The group rehearses three days a week for two hours, though only counts for one credit hour per quarter. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

Representation of women in classical music sees increase, but overall imbalance remains

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

“I have never thought of myself as a female trombonist,” said Megumi Kanda, principal trombone and one of two female brass players in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. “I’m a trombonist the same...

Brandi Berry Benson, a violin professor at DePaul, playing music inpsired by Isabelle d’Este. In this image, she is playing viola at The Newberry Consort.

DePaul professor aims to engage new generations with classical music

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor February 9, 2020

In the fourth grade, after a next-door neighbor showed Brandi Berry Benson the violin, she realized her natural musical abilities. Since then, Benson’s passion for classical music has shaped her life. Growing...

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