Monday Link Round Up: May 7, 2018

News to start your week! A group of female jazz musicians, who call themselves the We Have Voice Collective, are tackling the problem with sexism in the music industry head-on. Inspired by the #MeToo movement they have not only organized, but have put together a code of conduct to be adopted by festivals, venues, educational institutions, labels and small media outlets.  Read more at the New York Times. The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania has a conversation with Carol Jantsch – principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the first woman to win a seat in the tuba section of any…

Monday Link Round Up: July 10, 2017

News to start your week! In international news, The Times of India profiles two young women who are making a name for themselves in a particularly male dominated field.  Read more about Feviola Fernandes and Delcy Silveira here.   The Conversation explores the continued inequalities in the field of Jazz.  Though the article focuses primarily on the opportunities available in Australia, there is an (unfortunate) universality to the obstacles women face across musical genres and around the world.  Read on here.   British Lebanese composer Bushra El Turk has written an opera based on the novel Woman at Point Zero.  Learn more about the work,…

Monday Link Round Up: September 12, 2016

News to start your week! The Library of Congress blog, In the Muse, has a guest post by Kate Doyle, a doctoral candidate specializing in experimental composition and sound for performance art at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Doyle focused this past summer sorting and organizing the music commissioned for Erick Hawkins and his modern dance company.  Among these works were several scores by Lucia Dlugoszewski.  Doyle’s exciting work, and Polish American composer Dlugoszewski’s legacy, here. We shared the news of the death of Connie Crothers earlier this year.  Ursel Schlight at New Music Box has a remembrance of Crothers’…

Katerina Kramarchuk, Rising Star and Versatile Composer

Attending the “Curtis on Tour” concert on Sunday (which I reviewed here ), I had the opportunity to hear a newly composed work by Katerina Kramarchuk, a Curtis alumna. Katerina Kramarchuk is a “rising star” composer, adept in many areas of the current scene.  She composes concert music, music for films, and is a song composer in a more popular idiom. Finally, she performs her own music and the works of others as a pianist. Born in Moldova in 1988, she moved with her family to the U.S. in 2002.  She studied at the Manhattan School, the Curtis Institute of…