Monday Link Round Up: June 25, 2018

News and music to start your week! We were very excited to hear a story on NPR’s All Things Considered about the lack of women’s music heard at the symphony.  The piece explores the current statistics in conversation with Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon.  Listen below – and read WPA President Liane Curtis’s reaction to the story here. The website I Care if You Listen has a conversation with composer Ellen Reid – specifically about her work as a co-founder of the Luna Composition Lab, which offers mentorship by and for female and nonbinary composers. Emily Hogstad…

Monday Link Round Up: June 4, 2018

News and music to start your week! Learn about composer, pianist, arranger, producer Bobbie-Jane Gardner in the latest episode of the Listening to Ladies Podcast! Song of the Lark shares the history of nineteenth century musicologist and black activist Maud Cuney-Hare.  A fascinating read of an all-but-forgotten woman and her amazing achievements. There’s a new production taking place in Boston which highlights famous women throughout opera history, and explores how opera can be harnessed to empower women.  Read more about the play, written by Laura Neill, and the music, performed by OperaHub, at The Boston Musical Intelligencer.      

Monday Link Round Up: December 7, 2015

News to start your week! Right after we stopped to think about just how many stories about women conductors have made it to the news this year, the Orange County Register did a profile of Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla. You can also read Marin Alsop’s thoughts about the importance of getting more women on the podium, and her all-female conducting fellowship, here. Speaking of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, they have repeated last year’s data collection and presented another great infographic about the current state of American music.  No surprise to anyone, but there has been very little change.  Be sure to read the full…

Monday Link Round Up: October 12, 2015

Some links to start your week! WPA President was a guest blogger over at Song of the Lark.  Read her thoughts on the current state of classical programming, and what can be done to change it here. A bit delayed – but I just stumbled upon Richard Brody’s profile of jazz composer Mary Lou Williams in The New Yorker in which he discusses a new documentary about her life, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band.  Find out more about the film on their Facebook Page. Alex Ross’s blog, The Rest is Noise, shared the news that Kanye West has discovered – and…