News to start your week!

The WPA Performance Grant Application is now LIVE!  Funding is available to U.S. Orchestras (community, youth, and professional) who are committed to performing works by women composers.  Find out more, and begin your application, here.


A new month means another edition of the Into the Light Radio listening quiz!  Take a shot at identifying this month’s piece and you could win a sampler CD of works by women composers!  Have a listen here.


Sad news of the death of Ruth “Kay” Castaldo who was well known for her work directing opera.  She led productions at Opera Company of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Opera, Teatro Colón, and New York City Opera.  The Philadelphia Inquirer has a remembrance.


Though not related to music per se, it seems only appropriate that as we cheer on the athletes at the Rio Olympics – and being reminded of the continued biases that women face – we are also reminded of a time when women were banned from participating.  In Ancient Greece women athletes took matters into their own hands and established the Heraean Games.  Read more at Atlas Obscura.



What did we miss?  What are you reading?  As always, leave a comment and let us know!