Diverse Music Education

Welcome to September – and back to classes for students across the country!  As educators finalize syllabi and students return practicing after a summer hiatus, we applaud the efforts being made by all teachers – whether classroom instructors or private...

Concert 1: Eastman Festival of Women in Music

Today was the first day of the Tenth Annual Festival of Women in Music at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY).  The Festival was founded and is organized by pianist and Eastman Faculty member Sylvie Beaudette.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but to my knowledge,...

Honoring Margaret Bonds

I was thrilled to hear NPR reporting on a woman composer on All Things Considered recently. Celeste Headlee spoke with Louise Toppin, opera singer and voice professor at the University of North Carolina, on the life and work of Margaret Bonds. Bonds, who died in 1972,...

Nancy Reich Honored with AMY Award

Ossining, NY — Sept. 20. 2012 As President of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, I am proud to grant the AMY Award for Lifetime achievement in Music Scholarship to Dr. Nancy B. Reich. Her book, Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman (1985; rev. ed. 2001), was the...

Thoughts on Beauty in Classical Music

I had been trying to put together some thoughts about the way women who perform classical music are viewed/described by the media, long before Yuja Wang made her controversial Hollywood Bowl appearance. And after sifting through dozens of articles and critiques, I...