Monday Link Round Up: June 25, 2018

News and music to start your week! We were very excited to hear a story on NPR’s All Things Considered about the lack of women’s music heard at the symphony.  The piece explores the current statistics in conversation with Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon.  Listen below – and read WPA President Liane Curtis’s reaction to the story here. The website I Care if You Listen has a conversation with composer Ellen Reid – specifically about her work as a co-founder of the Luna Composition Lab, which offers mentorship by and for female and nonbinary composers. Emily Hogstad…

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…

Great Works This Weekend

There are great concerts to look forward to this weekend from several WPA Performance Grant winners!   The Denver Young Artists Orchestra will be hosting a Women in Music Symposium at the Lamont School of Music on October 7 & 8.  There will be concerts, conversations, and discussions about the history and continuing challenges facing women composers.  The featured concert for the weekend will take place on October 8 with a performance of Hilary Tann’s Open Field.     The Rogue Valley Symphony will be presenting the World Premiere of Cantus by I’lana Cotton on October 6, 7, & 8.  The piece…