Monday Link Round Up: December 3, 2018

Monday Link Round Up: December 3, 2018

News and music to start your week! I can think of no better way to start a new week than with a new episode of Listening to Ladies!  In this latest episode Elizabeth Blair discusses composition with Reena Esmail.  Listen below – but find even more links and videos mentioned in the conversation on the Listening to Ladies website. There is news that the Sphinx Organization, known for encouraging and supporting young musicians from diverse backgrounds to enter careers in music, is now also turning focus to encourage more diversity in artistic leadership.  Read more at Detroit Business. Yip Wing-sie,…

Monday Link Round Up: February 26, 2018

News to start your week! ArtsBoston put together a list of 10 Contemporary Black Composers You Should Know.  Included on the list are Jessie Montgomery, Pamela Z, and Chanda Dancy.  Read, listen, and share this important list! Brenda Ravenscroft, Dean at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, was recognized by the Society for Music Theory with their 2017 Outstanding Multi-Authord Publication Award for Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers.  She was interviewed about her work on the McGill website. The season announcements (notable for their exclusion of women) that have been making the rounds (in no small part…

Monday Link Round Up: December 12, 2016

News to start your week! Congratulations to Jennifer Higdon on two Grammy Nominations!  The new recording of Higdon’s first opera, Cold Mountain,  has been nominated for the Best Opera Recording as well as the Best Contemporary Classical Composition.  Read more at the Albuquerque Journal.  Winners will be announced February 12. Elizabeth Blair, composer and Listening to Ladies podcast creator, has added her thoughts to the conversation about Kaija Saariaho’s historic premiere.  Her piece, published by Second Inversion, looks at the life and careers of Saarhiaho with Ethel Smyth.  It’s a must read! And speaking of Listening to Ladies – don’t forget to catch the latest…

Monday Link Round Up: May 2, 2016

News to start your week!   Tim Rutherford-Johnson reviews Liza Lim’s new opera, Tree of Codes, in Limelight Magazine.  His take: it should not be missed!   Charlotte Higgins of The Guardian reviews the just published book, Songs and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer, a history of eight European women composers.  Read more about the book here.   The Chicago Maroon has a conversation with composer Stacy Garrop.  The “woman composer” question is addressed – as is what it was like to be a student of Shulamit Ran.  Read the full interview here.   NewMusicBox shares a conversation with composer and violinist Jessie Montgomery.…