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Are There Enough Women in U.S. Orchestras?

color photograph of the brown brick facade of the Chicago Symphony Center
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the major U.S. orchestras represented in gender equity data gathered by composer and blogger Suby Raman.
2, 2014

Composer and blogger Suby Raman recently published data that suggests there are significant gender disparities among the musicians in America’s major orchestras. Should we make a concerted effort to overcome these disparities? And if so, how?

TV Ad: Woman Conducts an Orchestra in Her Underwear

14, 2014

At one point in time the very notion of a woman conducting an orchestra at all – even fully clothed – was so outlandish to some that it took a long time to take hold. With some people, it apparently still hasn’t.

Women in Music Columbus to Put On Free Concert

color photograph of flutist Chelsea Tanner and pianist Jiung Yoon in performance in Capital University's Huntington Room on a Women in Music Columbus concert.
Flutist Chelsea Tanner and pianist Jiung Yoon perform in a Women in Music Columbus concert.
May 1, 2014

Women in Music Columbus presents its first-ever concert devoted exclusively to music by women composers with Ohio ties.