Monday Link Round Up: June 12, 2017

News to start your week!   Melanie Zeck, music librarian and historian at the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago, writes fro The Francisco Chronicle exploring the music of the African diaspora.  Learn more about William Grant Still, Joseph Bologne (“Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges”), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and others.  Read on about the music preserved by the CBMR, and their collaboration with The Dream Unfinished, here.   Electronic musician Joanne Pollock responded directly to a festival director who claimed that it’s not possible to have a festival with equal representation of works by men and women because female electronic musician’s “don’t…

Moving Forward: Opportunities for Women Conductors

It’s been a banner year for opportunities for women conductors.  Since this time last year we’ve shared stories about: Elim Chan, the first woman to win the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition Rei Hotoda, the first woman Associate Conductor to the Utah Symphony Orchestra JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract with the Buffalo Philharmonic Agata Sorotokin, who began courses at Yale this fall, was assistant conductor for the San Francisco Youth orchestra Jessica Gethin, who won the Brian Stacey Emerging Conductor Award Alice Farnham, who expanded her workshops for young women interested in learning about the job Migra Gražinytė-Tyla, who was named Associate Conductor for…

Congrats to Rei Hotoda

Rei Hotoda was just named the first woman Associate Conductor to the Utah Symphony Orchestra.  Read the press release here. In the past Hotoda has collaborated with Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, and Hotoda is one of the conductors featured on the recording of Lizée’s works titled, This Will Not Be Televised.