Posts tagged "gender equality"
Spaces and pigeonholes

Spaces and pigeonholes

Susanna Mälkki began her three-year term as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra this autumn. We asked her about the themes of her first HPO year and whether she sees any links between music and the cultural environment.
Are we really still talking about this?

Are we really still talking about this?

In 2016 women are still under-represented in classical concert repertoire, never mind the canon. At contemporary music concerts, however, women appear as composers with increasing frequency. How should we address the issue of a composer’s (female) gender in this day and age? Are we really still talking about this, in Finland?
Conquering the tradition

Conquering the tradition

In the heart of folk music is an idea of equality: professionals and amateurs playing the same repertoire, each at their own skill level, as valued members of the community. However, gender equality is an issue that still seems to need some fine tuning...
FMQ Autumn 2016 Notes & Letters: From second class citizenship to the conductor's podium

FMQ Autumn 2016 Notes & Letters: From second class citizenship to the conductor’s podium

Baroque violinist and conductor Kreeta-Maria Kentala writes about how attitudes towards baroque music and female conductors have changed during her career.
Conceptions of gender in music education

Conceptions of gender in music education

While music playschools have an equal number of girls and boys, in instrumental studies the gender balance tilts alarmingly, fewer than one third of students being boys.