Happy Labor Day, everyone! As we pause to reflect on the history of American workers – let’s take some time to be grateful for women’s work in music in particular.
In honor of again conducting the final night of the BBC Proms, Marin Alsop was interviewed by The Guardian – she talks about being the first (and second) woman to conduct the final night of the Proms, the “woman conductor” question, and how to move forward from here. Read it for yourself.
NPR covered a new finding related to Mildred Hill’s most famous tune – “Happy Birthday To You”.
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has announced the call for submissions for the 2016 festival. Find out more here
And perhaps in a finding to rival the debate over the true author of the Cello Suites, a Martin Jarvis’s newest work focuses on the compositions of Maria Anna (“Nannerl”) Mozart. Read more at The Telegraph.