Monday Link Round Up: October 29, 2018

News and Music to start your week! Listening to Ladies has a new episode – this week talking to composer Jenn Kirby.  Find out more information about Kirby and her works on the website (which also has information on how to help make sure more episodes happen!) and stream the conversation below: Los Angeles Magazine reports on a new fellowship program designed specifically to help young musicians of color prepare for positions in professional orchestras. Crossing Borders Music has put out a call for African American women composers.  They are planning a chamber music concert in March 2019. As you…

Monday Link Round Up: March 26, 2018

News to start your week! OPERA America has announced recipients for their Grants for Female Composers initiative for 2018.  Eight women composers have received funds to support operas currently in development.  Read more about the winners, and the forthcoming works, here. And speaking of opera, Tim Diovanni reports on a session about three operas by women, which took place at the recent conference of the Society for American Music. The British Music Collection has a conversation with composer Zeynep Bulut as part of their #afemalecomposeraday campaign.  Bulut is an academic researcher as well as creator, focusing in experimental music, voice,…

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: 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…