Monday Link Round Up: October 30, 2017

News to start your week! Celebrate Halloween with a soundtrack of music by women composers!  Check out this fantastic YouTube playlist put together by Music Theory Examples by Women!   Composer Lisa Bielawa writes on NewMusicBox about her new serial opera, Vireo.  It is a great read about the work’s long path between inspiration, development, and production – with the work now streaming online!  Read on here.   The shortlist for the British Composers Awards was announced – and or the first time in the competition’s  history, the Orchestral category features an all-female shortlist.  Nominated pieces include works by Helen Grime, Tansy…

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: July 3, 2017

News to start your week!   We mentioned the new opera, Vireo, by Lisa Bielawa being released online the other week.  The episodic serial work will be released online and on KCET – and episode 1 is now available to view online!   The Hart Institute for Women Conductors through the Dallas Opera Company has announced the next roster of participants.  Learn about the six successful applicants in the press release here.   And we can already look forward to the 2018 Women Composers Festival of Hartford!  They just announced their call for submissions.  Learn more on their website.   Be sure to…

Monday Link Round Up: June 5, 2017

News to start your week! The New York Times discusses the work of Meredith Monk – and the challenges in learning her music.  The vocal ensemble M6 will be reviving some Monk’s less performed older works this week.   Lisa Bielawa has created a new opera, Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser, which will be released online in a 12 part series being released online through KCET.  Learn more here.   BBC Culture has brought to light the forgotten history of Daphne Oram – one of the pioneers of electronic music.  Her work, Still Point, is believed to be the first composition…