Call For Scores Roundup!

March proved to be an excellent month for hearing a wide range of works by women composers – contemporary and historic!  We are excited to keep the momentum going throughout the rest of the year, and with so many opportunities for calls for scores, we can look forward to more great concerts to come!  We encourage composers to apply, and for everyone to help spread the word on these great opportunities! International Alliance for Women in Music  Annual Concert 2017 Deadline: April 22, 2017 Open to Members of IAWM who identify as women. Works submitted should have a maximum duration…

Monday Link Round Up: September 19, 2016

News to start your week! Rising star conductor Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla is making her NYC debut today conducting the Juilliard Orchestra.  She is leading the ensemble with Berlioz, Beethoven, and Fires from Lithuanian born composer Raminta Šerkšnytė.   Find out more about the work here, and tickets and information about today’s concert is available here.   OperaHub has announced a contest for “newly-composed arias for powerful female characters in virtuosic female voices.”  Any composer is welcome to enter the competition, which has a deadline of May, 2017.  There will be one grand prize (of $1,000) and seven runners up ($200) – and all winners will…

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…

Monday Link Round Up: August 10, 2015

Some stories and links to start your week: Test your knowledge with the monthly quiz sponsored by Into the Light Radio.  The first person to correctly name the composer and piece will win an orchestral sampler CD from WPA!  Find the quiz here. Evelyn Glennie, who is performing at the BBC Proms, was interviewed by The Guardian. Last week Alex Ross gave his review of The Wreckers – this week he considers the comparison of Smyth’s opera to Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes.  Read more at his blog. Musical America featured Orin O’Brien, the first woman member of the New York Philharmonic.  She was…