Featured Guest Blog: Maria Noriega Rachwal on the Montreal Women's Symphony Orchestra

Today we are delighted to feature the work of Maria Noriega Rachwal, a music teacher and musicologist living in Toronto, Ontario. She lectures widely on women in music and has written articles on the subject for professional organizations. Her work on the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra was featured on the CBC Radio documentary, “It Wasn’t Tea Time: Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra.”  Her new book, From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall, is being released October 6 by Second Story Press.     The twentieth century witnessed the advancements of North American women in politics, suffrage, labour, and education. Despite these…