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February 10, 2017

Inspiring Girls at the Berklee women and conducting event

Miriam González, Chair of Inspiring Girls International, is one of the panellists who will be taking part in the Women and Conducting event organised by Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia (Spain).

The world-recognised tenor Plácido Domingo will join the discussion along with the following professionals in the music field:

  • Alice Farnham, Cofounder and Artistic Director of Women Conductors at the Royal Philarmonic Society
  • Vanessa Garde, Film and Television Composer; Faculty Member at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain
  • Yi-Chen Lin, Conductor, Violinist and Pianist
  • Nan Schwartz, Composer; Grammy Winner and five-time Grammy Nominee and seven-time Emmy Nominee
  • Luana Chailly, Production Director of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain
  • Liz Teutsch, Director of Academy Technology; Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain

Our Chair of Inspiring Girls Spain, Marta Pérez Dorao, will also be participating at the event in Valencia.

The aim is to raise awareness on the unbalanced presence of women in the world of conducting and to discuss strategies that could help promote them across the industry.

And here are just a few statistics to think about:

  • Only 3 solo women have won The Mercury Prize award in its 22-year history.
  • Less than 5% of recognized producers are women
  • Only 14% of the Performing Rights Society members are women.
  • At the 2010 BBC Proms, just a mere 4% of the works performed were composed by women
  • Brighter Sound only receives one in four female applicants for their music residencies.
  • In 2010, 47% of women in music earned under £10,000 a year, compared with 35% of men and the gap has barely changed in 2015
  • Only 6% of women in the business earn more than £29,000 compared with 22% of men
  • On the 2015 Billboard Power 100 list, only 15 women are represented.ng” aims to shed lawareness on the unbalanced presence of women in the world of conducting, and to discuss strategies and initiatives that could contribute to the elimination of the glass ceilings that exist on leadership positions in contemporary music spheres, from classical music to music direction, orchestration and film scorinlass cengs that exist on leadership positions in contemporary music spheresassical music to music direction, orchestration and film scoring. that could contribute to the elimination of the glass ceilings that exist on leadership positions in contemporary music spheres, from classical music to music direction, orchestration and film scoring.
Inspiring Girls at the Berklee women and conducting event