News 2016

News 2016: (US) Theatre Jones Article: "Concerns from Women Conductors " (Keith Cerny, 5 Jun 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 08, 2016

"As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process. ...

Many readers already know about the launch late last year of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera. We had a very successful nine-day program, which culminated in a public concert featuring the six participating conductors. ... This year, the program will last two full weeks, with a public concert featuring all six conductors at the end of each week. ... In reviewing the applications, I observed a number of common themes. In this posting, I would like to present a range of quotes from the applicants’ personal statements that underscore five specific—and commonly shared—themes. The quotes have been lightly edited for clarity, and, in some cases, to preserve confidentiality. ..."

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