illustration of Antonia Brico daydreaming about conducting.

In One Ear And Out The Other: Antonia Brico & Her Amazingly Musical Life

by Diane Worthey Author and Morgana Wallace Illustrator

When men told her that women couldn’t become conductors, Antonia Brico wasn’t listening to those discourging words.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, In One Ear and Out the Other: The Amazing, Musical Life of Antonia Brico & Her Amazingly Musical Life tells the story of one woman’s fight to gain recognition as a conductor in an era when men dominated classical music. The first woman to guest-conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Antonia Brico never secured a permanent conducting job with a major symphony—but her contributions paved the way for the many women conductors to follow. A true visionary in the long fight for equal opportunities for women.