By The Numbers: Female Composers

Gender Disparity Graph

According to a survey of the 22 largest American orchestras, women composers accounted for only 1.8 percent of the total pieces performed in the 2014-2015 concert season.

Perhaps more worrying, however, is that women composers only accounted for 14.3 percent of performances of works by those living composers who are writing the pieces that may one day enter the regular repertoire.

Read the full study on The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Website.


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