Rachael Young

“……a very imaginative musician of great integrity and insight”

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Views: Too Few Women Conductors – Wrong Problem, Right Solution

Written on April 16, 2014

Perhaps with the exception of how many glasses of wine I consume daily, I am no expert in the statistics of any matter, let alone those of how many women are accepted to train as conductors in music academies, or go on to have opportunities to assist conductors, or have enough concerts to grow and develop their talent with the vital experience these concerts engender, or even how many actually go on to hold a position of music director somewhere. Even a somewhat cursory look at this sub group in our musical community, however, may lead concert goers to all agree the relative number of female conductors in proportion to men is less than half. Way less.

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