Moving Forward: Opportunities for Women Conductors

It’s been a banner year for opportunities for women conductors.  Since this time last year we’ve shared stories about: Elim Chan, the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Rei Hotoda, the first woman Associate Conductor to the Utah Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic Agata Sorotokin, who began courses at Yale this fall, was assistant conductor for the San Francisco Youth orchestra Jessica Gethin, who won the Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award Alice Farnham, who expanded her workshops for young women interested in learning about the job Migra Gražinytė-Tyla, who was named Associate Conductor for…

Monday Link Round Up

We’ve rounded up some links of interest from over the weekend. Conductor JoAnn Falletta has renewed her contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic for another six years.  Falletta, who was also conductor of The Women’s Philharmonic (1986-1997), currently also leads the Virginia Symphony.  Read the story here.   NewMusicBox has an interview with Melinda Wagner.  The interview with the Pulitzer Prize winning composer was filmed in March.  Watch an excerpt of the conversation below, and visit NewMusicBox for more as well as a full transcript of the lengthy conversation.     Agata Sorotokin a (very) young and up and coming conductor spoke with The San Francisco Classical…