Women in Music has learned of an excellent new resource listing works for clarinet by women composers. The resource can be found here https://www.clarinetrepertoire.com/
Female Composer Anthology Launch - Multitude of Voyces
The day comprises:
3pm rehearsal - open for observers
5pm - reception
6pm - choral evensong
7pm - drinks and dinner
8.30pm - concert
Women's Sacred Music has historically been underrepresented within the Anglican liturgy. Multitude of Voyces C.I.C. has been supporting women's sacred music compositions for several years and this anthology includes several commissions as well as selected historical works, recommended works by established composers and submissions by emerging composers. Each of the three volumes contains centuries of women's sacred music composition and each includes established historical and living composers from several countries, as well as emerging young composers.
It's the last ever Fun With Florence feature this week, wrapping up a year of celebrating the incredible music of Florence Price.
In honour of Black History Month UK there some special surprises as well.
Plus music from conductor Mei-Ann Chen, badass brass from composer Lucy Pankhurst and exciting new albums from Annabelle Berthomé-Reynolds and Gillian Smith.
Rachel Jepson's new book, Mental Health In The Music Industry: A Guide will be of interest to women working in the music industry. Rachel is a musician and counsellor with more than twenty years experience in the music industry who has presented her work to the ISM and Help Musicians UK amongst others.
There are many issues affecting the mental health of women in the music industry. I write about some of these issues in my new book ‘Mental Health in The Music Industry: A Guide’. To begin with, there is a major gender imbalance within the music industry in terms of senior management. According to a survey by UK Music, only 30% of senior positions in the music industry are occupied by women. Why is this? It could be a lack of encouragement, self-esteem, confidence and role models. There are a lack of role models and opportunities when it comes to certain music industry roles such as managers, tour managers, producers, mixers, sound engineers leading to some women not believing they will succeed if they pursue these careers. Women also have the added pressure of touring and working in the music industry whilst being a mother, feeling pressure from their orchestra, label, manager etc to tour whilst also feeling judged and guilty if they do so. It has been well-documented that some female artists have been abused, controlled and harassed whilst working in the music industry. There is a culture of: ‘’You’re lucky to be here and someone else will do it if you don’t.’’ For women in the industry, there is always a pressure to look beautiful and accept that they will be sexualised; this is not the same for men. Famous female musicians who live in the public eye are scrutinised, criticised and trolled if they have put on weight, had surgery, dyed their hair, worn the wrong dress leading to issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and a distorted body image. I am not saying that some of the issues do not affect men, but they are a part of everyday life for most women in the music industry. Awareness must be raised of some of these issues, and support provided. I’m hoping this book, and my CPD accredited course in Mental Health Awareness In The Music Industry will address this.
Join me on a trip round the world this week, going down under with music from composer of the week Peggy Glanville-Hicks and friends Paul Bowles, Arthur Benjamin and Peter Sculthorpe.
A PARMA Recordings double bill this month with music from Mira Spektor and Finnish composer Maija Hynninen.
Plus Mexican music conducted by Alondra de la Parra, African music performed by Rebeca Omordia, Cuban music performed by Rachel Barton Pine and a flute concerto by Sally Beamish.
Scordatura Women's Music Collective concert performing music by women composers.
Wensleydale Concert Series
Rebecca Clarke - Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale
Rebecca Clarke - Lullaby and Grotesque
Hildegard of Bingen - O Eterne Deus
Hilary Tann - Kilvert's Hills
Amy Bryce - The House That Man Built
Phylis Tate - Sonata for Clarinet and Cello
Carperby Village Hall, Wensleydale, 7.30 pm
The 1st and only gender balanced classical music radio show The Daffodil Perspective is back.
This week celebrating the work and legacy of composer, conductor and musical director Odaline de la Martinez.
Plus new releases from Harlem Quartet, Neave Trio, and much more!
The 22nd London New Wind Festival bring us another excellent programme including new works by women composers.
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
New End Square
Illuminate Women's Music are bringing a wonderful programme of music by women composers to Birmingham tomorrow lunchtime.