Monday Link Roundup: July 29, 2019

Monday Link Roundup: July 29, 2019

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…

Monday Link Round Up: May 15, 2017

News to start your week! In honor of Mother’s Day, WQXR shared some conversations about music and motherhood with four highly accomplished professional musicians.  Catch it here!  And, along the same lines, it’s a perfect time to re-read Emily Doolittle’s piece for NewMusicBox about composing and motherhood. The topic of representation in music continues to be part of the public conversation – including a recent BuzzFeed article the role of women in film music.  The panel of composers, which included Pinar Toprak, Lesley Barber, Carly Paradis, and Stephanie Economou discuss the challenges, and advancements being made.  Read the piece here.…

Monday Link Round Up: May 1, 2017

News to start your week! NewMusicBox has a fantastic piece by composer Emily Doolittle about composing fits into motherhood.  A hugely important – and not often discussed – topic.  Doolittle’s article brings great insight and context into this issue.  It’s a must read for everyone!  Find it here!   Composer and columnist Mohammed Fairouz shares insights at NPR about the gross imbalance of representation for works by women composers in concert halls.  (The figure he quotes is 1.8% works performed are by women.)  It’s a fantastic call for more inclusiveness and diversity across the board – read it here.   We mentioned…

New Free Online Music Resource

The Canadian Music Centre has just launched Centrestream – a free online service that provides audiostreams of the CMC’s music collection. Boasting 62 solid days of music, the 8,000 recordings are representative of works from over 700 Canadian composers. In order to access the free service, you do have to register. However, everything is self-explanatory and easy to access, allowing you to browse music by composer or genre, as well as search for specific pieces. This is a great resource to listen to and learn more about hundreds of Canadian composers – including: Violet Archer, Norma Beecroft, Dorothy Chang, Emily…