News to start your week:

Elizabeth Blair – herself a composer, activist, and writer – has a fantastic interview with composer Lisa Coons available to read now at VAN Magazine.

Frank Oteri at New Music Box has an interview with American composer Eleanor Cory.  Read the full conversation online here, and watch the video below:


Last year we followed the story of British student Jessy McCabe as she fought for the inclusion of works by women composers in her A-level music curriculum.  We were inspired by her story, and her success – and now we are excited by the new additions for the 2016-2017 school year!  Read more at On An Overgrown Path.

Marin Alsop is ending her tenure at Cabrillo.  Her advocacy and promotion of contemporary music can not be underestimated.  She had a conversation with Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition about her career and the premiere of a new work by John Adams.  Read online or listen below:

As always – let us know what we missed!  Leave a comment and link and let us know!