This morning, I was alerted to this tweet by Ricordi Music Publishing about their competition:
“Female composers: where are you? Up to now, mostly men applied to http://www.ricordi-lab.com”
Great that they’re trying to encourage more entries from women, don’t you think? The issue of representation of female composers has been a hot topic over the last couple of years and people are beginning to expect to see institutions and individuals think about this and act on it.
However, when one actually looks at the conditions for entry the problem emerges in a somewhat different light:
go read the rest!