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Eímear Noone

For the first time ever, the orchestra of the Academy Awards Ceremony (the Oscars, Feb. 9) will be led by a woman.  Congratulations go to Irish conductor Eímear Noone, pictured above, who will lead excerpts from the films nominated for Best Music (Original Score).  Noone herself is both a conductor and a composer (specializing in video game music).  Learn more at Irish Times and also at Classic FM

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The Juilliard School of Music in New York City celebrates the anniversary of the 19th amendment with a Focus Festival celebrating 32 women composers.  The New York Times has the story. AND our own NYC correspondent Tamara Cashour offers this intro.

Meghan Ihnen of I Care If You Listen speaks with composer and cellist Erin Busch, founder and Artistic Director of Young Women Composers Camp.

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