About the Project

Student Contributors


Zoe Langsdale
Zoë Langsdale

Zoë Langsdale is a first-year student studying Ethnomusicology and Music at Smith College.  Originally from Amherst, MA, Zoë has been very involved in the Pioneer Valley music scene over the years from singing in her school chorus, playing bass clarinet in the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, to being in the local-based band, June & the Bee. Contact Zoë at zlangsdale@smith.edu.


Jake Reed
Jake Reed

 Jake Reed is a senior Journalism major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a focus on Music. Having interned at New England Public Radio  and Scout Magazines, he plans to pursue a career in music journalism following graduation. Contact Jake at jaker@umass.edu.





Special Thanks

We would like to extend our gratitude to all who helped make this happen: Professor Engelhardt, for helping to guide us through the process; Peter Marvin and the rest of the IT department for setting up multiple valuable tech sessions; the Woman Songwriter Collective for letting us film their Women’s History Month shows and for being incredibly entertaining and impressive at what they do; June Millington and Ann Hackler (and Ami) for amicably accepting us into their home, making us tea, not ceasing to be amazing, and making us not want to ever leave; Erin McKeown for schlepping over to IMA to partake in a wonderful interview; and thanks all of our other lovely interviewees, without whom this project could never have happened — Zoë Darrow, Carrie Ferguson, Sajo Jefferson, J.J. O’Connell, Garrett Sawyer, and Chris Scanlon.