Ora Nichols: The Most Influential Woman in Radio

During the early radio era, men were the directors, composers, and sound effect technicians. But it was actually a woman- Ora Nichols- who brought sound effects to radio, even though today the radio sector is dominated by men.  Nichols was the first and only woman...

Wikipedia’s Disclaimer: “No Woman Composer Met the Criteria for Inclusion Above”

Earlier this month, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) held a Women’s Research Colloquium featured a discussion of the lack of female composers in opera. Adriana Verdié, a lecturer in CSULB’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music,  discussed “From Muses to Creators, Opera by a Female Composer,...

Grammy-Nominated Organist Gail Archer Performs Music by Women Composers!

Gail Archer, Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist with seven solo albums, will perform a concert filled with music her latest album “The Muse’s Voice: A Celebration of Women Composers,” this Saturday at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.   Gail Archer As...

Friday Photo Throwback

Happy Friday! Here’s our Friday Photo Throwback, all from our 2014 Festival in March!        

Opera Grants for Female Composers!

Congratulations to the eight composers selected for a $12,500 grant from Opera Grants for Female Composers! Opera Grants for Female Composers supports the development of new operas by women, to individual composers and to opera companies producing their work. “Opera Grants for Female Composers is...

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