INSTRUMENTAL: THE ELAYNE JONES PROJECT

Instrumental uses one artist’s life, work, and fight for inclusion within the historically elitist enclave of classical music to examine the dynamics of race, gender, and social justice. A collaboration between American Studies scholar Grace Wang and feminist documentary filmmaker Julie Wyman, our project consists of scholarly writing, a short documentary portrait, and a web-based archive of personal photographs and documents intended to preserve, historicize, and extend access to future researchers.