News to start your week!
A group of female jazz musicians, who call themselves the We Have Voice Collective, are tackling the problem with sexism in the music industry head-on. Inspired by the #MeToo movement they have not only organized, but have put together a code of conduct to be adopted by festivals, venues, educational institutions, labels and small media outlets. Read more at the New York Times.
The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania has a conversation with Carol Jantsch – principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the first woman to win a seat in the tuba section of any major symphony orchestra. Read the full interview here.
Composer Jennifer Jolley has a new oratorio titled Motherland which was inspired by the trial and prison time served of Pussy Riot for protesting against Vladimir Putin. The work was recorded by Quince Ensemble, and all-woman vocal quartet. Learn more here.
NewMusicBox features an extensive and insightful conversation with composer Beth Anderson. Read the full text here, but you can also catch a video excerpt below:
And for more music, check out the list of 110 women composers that Roger Gunn and Robert Deemer put together. Each image is linked to the composer’s Wikipedia page for more information, as well as a YouTube video of their work.