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Sisters Doing It For Themselves: Radical Motets From a 16th-Century Nunnery

"A newly unearthed collection of choral music is unlike any other music of its time. Who composed it? All the…

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Why Are We So Ashamed of Our Women Heroes?

"We have a major problem in this country of marginalizing women based on ridiculous criteria, beating down any woman who…

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Classical Music’s Diversity Crisis: Time to Change the Tune

Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians, speaks to Sam Brown about the…

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#HearAllComposers: Straining Our Ears, Amplifying Our Voices

“Behold the lunacy of our times.” “So volatile!” “The fact is, female composers are rarely performed because they have written…

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Candy Floss and Merry-Go-Rounds: Female Composers, Gendered Language, and Emotion

When I was first starting out as a composer, a composition teacher offered me some bracing words of caution: “Sarah,…

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Don’t Hire Me. Hire A Female Composer Instead

An appalling recent statistic: only 1.8 percent of music programmed by major U.S. orchestras was written by women. "As a…

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