NPR on Female Composers At The Symphony (and the lack thereof)

As Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy celebrates the 10th anniversary of our founding, and continues to celebrate the important work of The Women’s Philharmonic, who performed and promoted music by women throughout the 23 years of their existence (1981-2004) we are always happy to hear media attention being given to our central issue, of women composers, and their under-representation in the concert hall. Thus, we are excited to share this story by NPR’s Tom Huizinga on the scarcity of female composers in classical music programming.  This is a great story, with interview clips and music excerpts from a range of important living…

Monday Link Round Up: April 2, 2018

News to start your week! The Women Composers Festival of Hartford is getting ready to kick off this weekend!  Learn more about this exciting and engaging weekend on their website – including lectures, premieres, and many, many hours of music! Jessie Rosen, President and CEO of The League of American Composers, shares important thoughts about the problem surrounding the lack of diversity in American orchestras.  In thoughtful conversations with Chris Jenkins, Alex Laing, Gary Ginstling, and Cecilia Olusola Tribble they posit possible paths forward to be inclusive and representative.  Read more here. Read Amy Bauer’s article about the music of…