News and music to start your week!

Don’t miss composer Emily Doolittle’s wonderful piece about her experience with gender imbalance in concert programming.  It is wonderfully titled, Why Yes, I Do Want My Music Performed and is available on NewMusicBox.

Chapman University posted a conversation with conductor Kalena Bovell (pictured above), a Chapman graduate.  She talks about representation, and why it matters.  Read on here.

The Guardian Opinions section has an editorial by Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of Chineke!, an ensemble dedicated to diversity and equality.  Ms. Nwanoku discusses the current season of the Proms, the gender and diversity imbalance across classical music, and what can be done to correct the imbalance.

And don’t miss the latest episode from Listening to Ladies!  Elizabeth Blair speaks with composer Elizabeth Lain.  Find more information about Lain and all of her projects on the Listening to Ladies website and listen in to the conversation below:

We are sorry we missed The Prodigious Life of Clara S.
a two-act play celebrating Clara Schumann and featuring The Moving Company and the Minnesota Orchestra, but we hear it was completely sold out, SO we can hope there will be a repeat performance!

Be sure to let us know what news we missed!