Monday Link Round Up: March 12, 2018

News to start your week! So much is happening! Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day, and it was exciting to see how much attention was paid to women’s achievements in classical music: Oxford University Press’s blog lists Seven Women you may not know from music history – beginning with Kassia. University of Texas Butler School of Music presented a concert of works by women featuring faculty and students.  Read more about the program at the Austin Chronicle. BBC Radio 3 had an impressive concert featuring the works of historic women composers broadcast live.  Read more about the work done…

New Podcast about Women Composers

We are always enthusiastic about any project that recognizes the work of women composers, and the new podcast, Listening to Ladies, is a project that we are particularly excited about! The Listening to Ladies Facebook Page was begin by composer Elizabeth Blair and singer/songwriter Krystee Wylder to shed light onto and further promote the often neglected works of historic and contemporary women composers.  The Facebook page, which was begun in June 2015, quickly turned into a concert series, and now a podcast of conversations with contemporary classical women composers. The first episode, which features a conversation with Ingrid Stölzel, is now available…

Women Composers on NWPR

This Sunday, March 20, tune into Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) for a marathon of music by women composers.  From 9pm to midnight (PST) you can hear the works of historic and contemporary women.   The playlist is thanks to Classical Music host Gigi Yellen.  You can read more about the music that will be broadcast – and Yellen’s commitment to sharing the history and work of these too-often  forgotten composers, here. And don’t forget to stream online here!

Sphinx Conference: Igniting Diversity in the Arts

We at WPA are often reflecting on how our goals of incorporating women into the classical canon are parallel to those who work for racial and ethnic diversity in the music world. Plus, Black History Month – February – is adjacent to Women’s History Month, and that connection is also something to be celebrated. So we were happy to read received this email about the Sphinx Convention, starting today in Detroit: Watch Live on Detroit Public TV– Starting Friday at 3 P.M.  ‘SphinxCon: Ignite to Action’ This Weekend — CONFERENCE: Friday, February 5th  – 3 to 9 p.m. & Saturday, February 6th…