Host: Elisabeth Blair (@ListentoLadies)

Over the last four decades, orchestras have made more frequent use of blind auditions, which have gone some way toward improving the representation of women instrumentalists in their ranks. In many other areas of classical music, however, notably conducting and composing, women remain very much in the minority, either in actual numbers or (more often) simply in representation – in concert halls, textbooks, radio shows, and on university faculty rosters.

In this discussion, all are welcome to share their experiences within the classical music world, academia, and related spheres as they relate to issues of gender and intersectionality – with a positive focus on practical solutions – what we can each do to help change this situation.

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