Monday Link Round Up: June 11, 2018

News and music to start your week! The Library of Congress blog, In the Muse, highlights Women Composers Hiding in Plain Sight. Written by Music Reference Specialist Melissa E. Wertheimer, she discusses a fantastic photograph she found, and the backstory she uncovered, in the Library of Congress archives!  (Spoiler: the photograph and story features one of our favorite composers, Amy Beach, as well as an early example of women composers coming together to organize and support each other!) On An Overgrown Path discusses the institutional discrimination faced by conductors – and specifically the case of Rudolph Dunbar, the first black…

Monday Link Round Up: May 8, 2017

News to start your week!   Tom Huizenga at NPR’s Deceptive Cadence continues the conversation about representation with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Du Yun, and follows up on the essay written by Mohammed Fairouz (included in last week’s round up).  Read the full piece by Huizenga here.   On An Overgrown Path discusses the importance of diversity behind the baton – specifically how few people of color are represented.  Read the piece here – and follow the links for the deeper and important conversation.   Listening to Ladies has a new episode featuring the work of composer, performer, and researcher Mari…

Monday Link Round Up: September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!  Here is some news to enjoy over the holiday, and to start your week! I just found out about the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award.  The prize awards a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship to an emerging female composer or composer/lyricist.  The 2016 application deadline has just been extended until September 9 – so help spread the word!  More information here. An editorial in The Guardian highlights the lack of women conductors leading ensembles at the BBC Proms – but this piece isn’t without criticism. Bob Shingleton, at On An Overgrown Path, responds with a reminder as…

Tuesday Link Round Up: July 5, 2016

Here’s hoping everyone had a meaningful and safe holiday!  And now some news to start your week! Coming from roots in The Women’s Philharmonic, it’s thrilling to hear about the founding of a new all-woman orchestra.  The Allegra Chamber Orchestra is based out of Vancouver, Canada.  The CBC has the story – read online here, or listen below: Bob Shingleton at On An Overgrown Path, spring boarding off the story of the new Allegra Chamber Orchestra, writes about Kathleen Riddick – the founder of Riddick String  Orchestra, and the first woman to conduct in London’s Royal Festival Hall.  Read the post…