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'Listening To Ladies': Resources For Inclusion In Classical Music

Elisabeth Blair is the host of "Listening to Ladies" a podcast dedicated to sharing the music and experiences of composers who identify as women.
Andrzej Tereszkowski
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Elisabeth Blair is the host of "Listening to Ladies" a podcast dedicated to sharing the music and experiences of composers who identify as women.

In the midst of a national reckoning about racial justice and equity, musical organizations are also looking at their role in creating a more inclusive future for classical music.

Elisabeth Blair is a composer, poet, artist and podcaster. Blair's podcast series Listening to Ladies features interviews with 30 women composers. The podcast deeply explores contemporary classical music, and the experience of being a women in the field of music composition.

Since discontinuing the podcast, Blair has continued to keep up with worldwide efforts to empower diverse voices in the world of classical music.

Here is an extensive - not exhaustive - list of organizations suggested by Blair, that are doing important work around diversity and inclusion. Check out these links to dive deeper.

If you're interested in finding more works by diverse composers, here is a list of databases that might help you with your search.

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