Where are the female composers in Film/TV and Production music and what can we do to address this?
Jenny Oakes • June 2020
Back in October 2019 in LA, we attended an amazing talk about female composers in Hollywood, or to put it another way, the lack of female composers in Hollywood. What can be done and how can we encourage women into music composition?
How Female Classical Composers Are Encouraging Gender Equality
Crystal A. Frost • April 2020
This year’s GRAMMY-winning Classical composer, Jennifer Higdon, speaks with the Recording Academy about how to succeed as a woman in this male-dominated industry.
Blistering and Virtuosic, Depth and Wisdom… Women Composers We Should Listen To
Collon et al. • March 2020
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked the UK’s leading conductors to nominate a composer who deserves wider recognition. From Azerbaijan to Israel, and symphonies to songs, here are 10 women whose voices will enrich your life.
Some Important Words for Female Composers
Dr. Leonie Holmes • February 2020
“To the girls, to the women, to the mothers, to the daughters who hear the music bubbling within, please speak up. We need to hear your voices.”
5 Female Composers Reshaping The Film Industry With Extraordinary Scores
Laura Studarus • February 2020
In 2019, 94% of box office films featured music composed by men. Hailing from classic to pop to experimental, these women are here to balance the stats.
New York Philharmonic Begins Premiering Work of 19 Female Composers
Elizabeth Yuan • February 2020
The Wall Street Journal
In celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage, 19 composers will have their world premieres as part of the Philharmonic’s Project 19, billed as the largest women-only commissioning initiative.
Piano Students Learn About Female Composers
Heather Alterisio • January 2020
The Daily News
While working with one of her longtime students, piano instructor Penny Lazarus realized she could not find a single piece composed by a woman in any of the recent or past instruction books.
Juilliard Celebrates 32 Female Composers of the 20th Century
Joshua Barone • January 2020
The New York Times
This year’s edition of the Focus Festival commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment with a globe-trotting survey of music by women.
Celebrating Women Composers: A New BBC Digital Archive Takes You from Hildegard of Bingen (1098) to Nadia Boulanger (1979)
Josh Jones • January 2020
You’ll find interviews with dozens of contemporary female composers, profiles of historical greats, links to performance recordings, and several informative articles on women composers past and present.
Women, Irish and Living Composers are Still Being Shut out by Classical Establishment
Michael Dervan • January 2020
The Irish Times
NSO and National Concert Hall remain choked by the past in certain respects. The work of Irish composers has suffered from the same kind of do-goodery that has hampered the Irish language.
Female Composers Worked on 1% of Top Films Since 2007 – Can a New Concert Help Even the Score?
Richard Stellar • September 2019
This month’s concert ”Women Warriors: The Voices of Change“ celebrates historic women — and female composers who seldom land industry jobs.
How Female Composers are Pushing the Boundaries to Change the Music and Film Industry
Tallie Spencer • March 2019
WIF hosted their “Female Composers in Film: Balancing the Scales” panel on Wednesday night (March 27), which featured an all-women panel of some of the leading industry experts.