Monday Link Round Up: October 22, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to composer Julia Wolfe for being named the Musical America 2019 Composer of the Year!  NewMusicBox has more winners.  And those not familiar with Wolfe can learn more about the composer, and her Pulitzer Prize winning work, at NPR here or listen in below: Quartz at Work looks at the gender divide among symphony musicians – and why it matters.  Though, as many in the industry like to profess, changes are being made, there is still a stark lack of women, and systematic bias against women, in certain sections of the orchestra.…

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: August 27, 2018

News to start your week! We are saddened by the passing of American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist, and educator George Walker.  He claimed the title of “first” to many achievements in the classical music world, including: first African American pianist to play a recital at New York’s Town Hall, first black instrumentalist to play solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and first black graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.  Read more at NPR. Walker was the first African American to receive the Pulitzer in music, which he won in 1996 for his work Lilacs (listen here). While we mourn his…