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March of the Women - Emily Davison's legacy in classical music
6. Conducting pioneer
In 1914, American violinist Mary Davenport-Engberg (1880–1951) reportedly became the first woman to conduct a symphony orchestra in the United States – in Bellingham, Washington. From 1921 until 1924 she was music director of the Seattle Civic Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra she founded for the purpose of developing local students as players for the Seattle Symphony.