Special Programming: Women’s History Month on WFMT

A month of exciting programming to mark and honor Women’s History Month on WFMT.

Marin Alsop-led Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship Names Winners

The recipient joins a respected roster of fellowship winners, including Karina Canellakis, Mei-Ann Chen, Jeri Lynne Johnson, and Valentina Peleggi.

Music and Conversation with Mary Elizabeth Bowden

An interview with the entrepreneurial classical trumpeter, who has worked to establish new trumpet repertoire collaborations and commissions.

Marin Alsop, Jude Kelly Reflect on Leadership in Panel Led by WFMT-WTTW CEO Sandra Cordova Micek

Marin Alsop reflects that “courage is important in leadership, but accountability is, too.”

A Women’s History Month Playlist: Sara Davis Buechner

After coming out as transgender, Buechner was shunned by the classical music industry. Decades later, Buechner finds herself in a more accepting world and is proud to support other LGBTQ+ musicians.

Playlist: Women in Brass

Women play at the top of their fields in jazz, classical, blues, and reggae. Here are just a few of the dynamic women brass players who are showing off their chops and sharing their talents with us.

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou: Pianist, Composer, Nun, Legend

Guèbrou combined the musical traditions of St. Yared, the father of Ethiopian religious music, with classical piano and the traditional pentatonic scales of Ethiopian music.

Conductor, MacArthur ‘Genius’ Marin Alsop Explains Why There Aren’t More Women on the Podiums

Marin Alsop is a woman of many firsts; she spoke to WFMT about how she’s inspired young women, why there aren’t more women on the podiums, and more.