10 Trailblazing Composers You Should Know (…Who Also Happen to Be Women)

From medieval times to modernity, women have made important contributions to all aspects of music, including as composers.

Higdon opera for Philadelphia to have 3 different endings

Jennifer Higdon has been commissioned by Opera Philadelphia to compose “Woman with Eyes Closed,” which will open the company’s O20 Festival on Sept. 17 and in a novel twist will feature three different endings. Higdon is the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a three-time Grammy Award winner. She has teamed with librettist Jerre Dye for the …

5 Questions with Marin Alsop [Video]

“I think that art needs to serve the public… not just to be comforting and familiar, but to push the envelope,” declares Marin Alsop.

Ravinia Appoints Marin Alsop Chief Conductor and Curator

Welz Kauffman, president and CEO of the Ravinia Festival, announces today that Marin Alsop will become the festival’s Chief Conductor and Curator beginning in the summer of 2020. The two-year appointment was created especially for Alsop, who curated Ravinia’s multi-season celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial. READ MORE: Conductor, MacArthur ‘Genius’ Marin Alsop Explains Why There Aren’t More Women on …

Hildur Guðnadóttir makes history at Globes, Elton John wins

“Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by becoming the first woman in 19 years to win best original score at the Golden Globes. Guðnadóttir was the sole female nominee.