Monday Link Round Up: August 8, 2016

News to start your week: Elizabeth Blair – herself a composer, activist, and writer – has a fantastic interview with composer Lisa Coons available to read now at VAN Magazine. Frank Oteri at New Music Box has an interview with American composer Eleanor Cory.  Read the full conversation online here, and watch the video below:   Last year we followed the story of British student Jessy McCabe as she fought for the inclusion of works by women composers in her A-level music curriculum.  We were inspired by her story, and her success – and now we are excited by the…

Monday Link Round Up: January 25, 2016

Some news to start your week! Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg will be stepping down from her position as Music Director of the New Century Chamber Orchestra next year.     The San Francisco Classical Voice has the story.   British Cultural Minister says that UK orchestras must make changes to encourage more diversity in their members.  The Guardian has the story.  (And fingers crossed that the work of Jessy McCabe continues to make an impact in encouraging more diversity, too, in the programming!)   As always, let us know what we missed!  Leave a link to what you’ve been reading in a comment below.…

2015 In Review

This was an exciting year for those of us following women’s work in music.  We’ve already talked a bit about the tremendous opportunities and advancements women have made in conducting roles.  But Let’s also take some time to look at the plethora of “Highlight” lists that have been shared online and see how they compare to our favorite stories and concerts:   Sinfini Music was very deliberate in highlighting the achievements that women have made in the UK in the past year – including the appointment of Xian Zhang, the first woman to have  a titled role at a BBC Orchestra, Jessy…

Monday Link Round Up: September 14, 2015

There was a lot of great news over the weekend – time to catch up for the week ahead! Great news for Jessy McCabe and everyone who signed the Change.org petition to include works by women composers in the Edexcel curriculum – change is coming!  McCabe received a personal apology from Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Edexcel.  Read more here. Meredith Monk was awarded a National Medal of Arts.  View the awards ceremony here.  CBS also did a feature on Monk available here. We wrote a while back about the conducting course that Alice Farnham is leading in the UK to…