BU received the following message from W.Gibson and have to concur there is a paucity of information to be found about Janice Millington online although there is exhaustive references to her writings to support research. For someone who made […]a significant contribution to developing local musicians this is unfortunate.
I was wondering why, ten years after the death of noted Barbadian musician and teacher Janice Millington, not a word has been said about her life, death or legacy by anyone. I did a web search and could not even find her photograph. As one of her former students I find this appalling and regretful. For a country that speaks so much about cultural industries it is shameful that we do not have a museum or gallery dedicated to preserving the memories of those practitioners and pioneers in music and music education like Janice.
I hope this is a thread you can somehow make worthwhile. I distinctly remember persons like Boo Husbands, Nicholas Brancker, Alison Hinds, Andre Woodvine, Arturo Tappin, Terencia Coward, Rupert Clarke and many others sending tributes at her funeral, but nothing exists, except a portrait at the Frank Collymore Hall, that suggests her 40 years of excellence is respected by her compatriots.
Can you start a tribute or discussion about her work?