News and music to start your week!

Happy International Women’s Day!  Check out this post for the ways we’ve found you can listen to works by women composers (as well as learn about them)  throughout today!

Great news from BBC Radio 3 which has announced funding to seven researchers to give recognition to classical composers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.  Included among the recipients is Dr. Samatha Ege who will receive support of her research on American composer and pianist Margaret Bonds, pictured above. Read more at

Also, the BBC is featuring Ruth Gipps (1921-1999) for their Composer Of The Week feature.  Ruth Gipps’ centenary is being celebrated this year.

Composer Judith Lang Zaimont spoke to Frank Oteri at NewMusicBox: “The Music She Has To Write.”  The expansive and and informative conversation includes why she doesn’t like being referred to as a woman composer, or being reduced to any single adjective.  Read on, and listen to her work, here.

Elizabeth De Brito of The Daffodil Perspective has a piece at I Care If You Listen about the ways in which the work toward gender equality in music is inherently championing the work of white supremacy, and what can be done about it.  De Brito includes a list of ways to reconsider ideas that were born out of white supremacy and how to build a more inclusive and overtly anti-racist world.

This week I Care If You Listen also posed five questions to Patricia Caicedo, soprano and musicologist who specializes in Latin American art song.

ClassicalFM’s listicle of 10 women who changed the classical music world forever includes Hildegard von Bingen, Amy Beach, Louise Farrenc, Rebecca Clarke, and Florence Price.

We love celebrating Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, but we believe women need to be part of the artistic fabric of our lives EVERY DAY!  We do want to hear from you!  [email protected]