Compose Like a Girl

Jocelyn Hagen shares conversations with composers as a part of Compose Like a Girl, an initiative that amplifies female-identifying composers, helps conductors diversify their concerts, and works toward more equality in music programming and commissioning.

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Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Angélica Negrón joins Jocelyn to talk about the value of play, collaboration, and how classicism shows up in education. Hear the full conversation by becoming a Patreon subscriber. 
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Relevant Links:
 
Angélica Negrón
 
2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize 
New York Philharmonic Education 
 
Chorus of the Forest Performance
 
The Blue Hour - (Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Shara Nova)
The Blue Hour: No. 3, A Black Map
A Far Cry
Carolyn Forché (Blue Hour)
The Blue Hour is available for hire at WiseMusicClassical.com.
 
Balún - Angélica Negrón, José A. Olivares, Raúl Reymundi, Noraliz Ruiz, with guest performers
Prisma Tropical - La Nueva Ciudad
 
Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope (shared as an anecdote)Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Chen Yi joins Jocelyn to share her approaches to blending classical compositional styles and teaching. Hear the full conversation by becoming a Patreon subscriber. 
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Relevant Links:
 
Chen Yi 
https://www.presser.com/chen-yi-at-70 https://conservatory.umkc.edu/profiles/faculty-directory/chen-yi.html
 
To learn more about Chinese Cultural Revolution and Chinese Traditional Music, visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/world/asia/china-cultural-revolution-explainer.html  
https://spice.fsi.stanford.edu/docs/introduction_to_the_cultural_revolution 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_China
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/media-and-interactives/media/international/music-of-china/ 
Tang Dynasty
 
Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing 
Tianjin Conservatory
National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Peabody Institute 
 
UMKC Composition Competition Opportunities
Beijing International Composition Workshop
 
Chanticleer
Albums: Colors of Love and The Siren’s Call: Live Concert Highlights 
 
Album: Digital Mist - Works For Violin and Piano; Patrick Yim (violin), Kiu Tung Poon (piano), Sebastian Currier
 
Albany Records
Jennifer Higdon
Niccolò Paganini

Friday Sep 22, 2023

Dale Trumbore joins Jocelyn to talk about the pressure of proving ourselves, reclaiming space, and healing. Hear the full conversation by becoming a Patreon subscriber. 
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Relevant Links:
Dale Trumbore 
 
Staying Composed, Overcoming Anxiety and Self-Doubt Within a Creative Life
Nasty Women Poets, “a fat girl’s guide to loving her body,” poem written by Grace Gorski
Encouraging Composers Within Your Ensemble
Dale’s Essays
 
Infinitely and Without Apology
Breathe in Hope
In The Middle
How To Go On, Requiescat 
Fearless Canyon
 
Abbie Betinis
Julie Kane
Brandon Elliot
Margaret H. Sedenquist
Maya Jackson - actress 
Philando Castile 
Alton Sterling
 
Choral Arts Initiative
Pasadena Symphony Association
 
St. Olaf College 
University of Maryland
 
Grand Canyon
Taos, New Mexico
 
ASCAP 2017 Morton Gould Award
Billboard Traditional Classical Chart

Thursday Aug 10, 2023

Sarah Kirkland Snider joins Jocelyn on the inaugural episode of the Compose Like a Girl Podcast to talk about craft, sincerity, and gender perceptions in classical music. Hear the full, unedited conversation by becoming a Patreon subscriber. 
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References/For More Information:
Sarah Kirkland Snider https://www.sarahkirklandsnider.com/ 
 
Penelope- https://www.sarahkirklandsnider.com/albums/penelope 
Mass for the Endangered -  https://www.wisemusicclassical.com/work/58208/Mass-for-the-Endangered--Sarah-Kirkland-Snider/ 
Unremembered - https://www.sarahkirklandsnider.com/albums/unremembered 
 
New Amsterdam Records (Judd Greenstein and Bill Brittelle) - https://www.newamrecords.com/ 
Cantaloupe Music - https://cantaloupemusic.com/ 
Yale University - https://music.yale.edu/ 
St. Olaf College - Anton Armstrong - https://wp.stolaf.edu/choir/history/conductor/ 
Trinity Wall Street - https://trinitywallstreet.org/ 
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony - https://www.fmsymphony.org/ 
Kansas City Lyric Opera - https://kcopera.org/ 
Gallicantus, conducted by Gabriel Crouch- https://www.gallicantus.com/gabriel-crouch 
Annie Rosen - http://www.annierosenmezzo.com/ 
Nathaniel Bellows - https://www.nathanielbellows.com/ 
David Lang - https://davidlangmusic.com/about/ 
Shara Nova - https://shara-nova.com/ 
My Brightest Diamond (Shara Nova) - https://www.mybrightestdiamond.com/ 
Ethel Smyth - https://www.ethelsmyth.org/ 
Deborah Johnson, also known as Candy Stations - https://www.candystations.com/ 
 
Candy Floss article - New Music Box: https://newmusicusa.org/nmbx/candy-floss-and-merry-go-rounds-female-composers-gendered-language-and-emotion/ 
Article on Jeanine Tesori and Missy Mazzoli at The Metropolitan Opera: https://playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-to-present-new-works-by-jeanine-tesori-and-missy-mazzoli 
NY times article on works by women being performed more: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/arts/music/american-orchestras-women-minorities.html 
Mass for the Endangered Q&A:
https://operawire.com/q-a-sarah-kirkland-snider-on-new-recording-mass-for-the-endangered-writing-the-piece/  

Trailer

Monday Aug 07, 2023

Monday Aug 07, 2023

Trailer! On this new Compose Like a Girl podcast, Jocelyn Hagen shares conversations with composers as a part of her larger initiative that amplifies female-identifying composers, helps conductors diversify their concerts, and works toward more equality in music programming and commissioning. 
 
Support us: Subscribe on Patreon
Follow us: @composelikeagirl on Instagram and Facebook
Learn more: Compose Like a Girl

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Compose Like a Girl

Jocelyn Hagen shares conversations with composers as a part of Compose Like a Girl, an initiative that amplifies female-identifying composers, helps conductors diversify their concerts, and works toward more equality in music programming and commissioning.

 

Learn more about the larger Compose Like a Girl initiative here

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