News to start your week!
In honor of Mother’s Day, WQXR shared some conversations about music and motherhood with four highly accomplished professional musicians. Catch it here! And, along the same lines, it’s a perfect time to re-read Emily Doolittle’s piece for NewMusicBox about composing and motherhood.
The topic of representation in music continues to be part of the public conversation – including a recent BuzzFeed article the role of women in film music. The panel of composers, which included Pinar Toprak, Lesley Barber, Carly Paradis, and Stephanie Economou discuss the challenges, and advancements being made. Read the piece here.
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge is offering a Young Women’s Conducting Course – specifically reaching out to musicians aged 12 to 15 to begin introducing opportunities for the young women to engage with conducting opportunities. The workshop is being done in partnership with Royal Philharmonic Society’s Women Conducting Program (which was begun by Alice Farnham). Learn more about the new initiative to engage young women here!
What did we miss? What are you reading? Let us know!
THIS JUST IN: Exciting review of last-weekend’s performance featuring Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony, in Bangor Maine! Beach’s 150th anniversary is in full swing!!