10 years of celebrating the vast range of orchestral music by women, and encouraging orchestras to program it! All around us people are suddenly aware of ingrained sexist practices, and questioning their entrenched status. We work to reveal the centuries of music by women, much of it lost to history due to gender bias – and help provide information and resources to make that music available. We still sometimes hear the question “Why have there been no great women composers?” The Women’s Philharmonic (a professional orchestra from 1981-2004) proved that was the wrong question to ask—instead the question is Why are orchestras not performing more works by women? Why are audiences not allowed to hear them?

Featured Guest Blogger: Looking for Women Composers in the World of Musicology

We welcome Dr. Penny Brandt to Feminist in the Concert Hall!  She is a musicologist who recently completed a Ph.D. Dissertation on composer Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo Respighi, and who is known for her leadership role with the Hartford Festival of Women Composers.   ...

Monday Link Round Up: November 12, 2018

News and music to start your week! NewMusicBox takes on the importance of hearing, well, new music.  It also gives readers ways to advocate for hearing works by living composers!  (We can also add, that some of these tips, like writing the orchestra administration to...

Monday Link Round Up: November 5, 2018

News and music to start your week! The American Composers Orchestra blog, SoundAdvice, featured a conversation with Joan Tower last week in honor of their performance of her work, Chamber Dance.  The piece was included in a concert entirely of work by women composers...

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...

Monday Link Round Up: October 22, 2018

News and music to start your week! Congratulations to composer Julia Wolfe for being named the Musical America 2019 Composer of the Year!  NewMusicBox has more winners.  And those not familiar with Wolfe can learn more about the composer, and her Pulitzer Prize...

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