Some stories that caught our eye over the weekend:
Composers Now has announced that Jin Hi Kim and Peter Van Zandt Lane have been awarded the second annual Composers Now Creative Residencies. The residencies will take place in November 2015 and each composer will work on a project of their choosing. Read more about Jin Hi Kim’s work and music here.
WQXR, NYC’s classical station, highlights five young opera composers, including Missy Mazzoli, and Anna Clyne.
I was heartened to see this letter to the editor in the Daily Astorian calling for more inclusion of works by women composers in local programming. A perfect example of the advocacy that we can all take part in to inspire change.
Related to pop music, but still relevant – CBC News ran an article noting the lack of representation of women in music festivals this season. Another example of the systemic problem, and the usual response from organizers including that it was, “Likely just a coincidence.”
What did we miss? Leave a comment and let us know!