Breaking Glass for Flute Choir by Nicole Chamberlain
Instrumentation: piccolo, 3 c flutes, alto flute, bass flute
Score and parts
Duration: Circa 4:00
Breaking Glass was commissioned by Slippery Rock University Flute Ensemble directed by Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich for the 2021 Honors Flute Ensemble during the 2021 Virtual Event.
The glass ceiling is a metaphor familiar to most women and minorities. Its that invisible barrier to promotion in a profession. There’s a certain level of advancement that is denied with no explanation no matter the diligence, determination, or qualification of the applicant. Breaking Glass is a tribute to all of the people who have had to march ahead, determined to kick down obstacles, and be the first to break those barriers. Thanks for being inspirational and helping to make the next level accessible for the rest of us.