Women In Music’s Equality & Diversity in Concert Halls Report | 2020-2021

Donne – Women in Music have released their new report “Equality & Diversity in Concert Halls,” which features in-depth analysis of composers’ works scheduled for the 2020-2021 season in 100 orchestras from 27 countries worldwide.

“There has been a small improvement on the overall inclusion of works by women in concerts compared with previous years,” states the report. “But, when we look closely at the numbers, it is a different matter.”

Results show that only 11.45% of scheduled concerts worldwide included compositions by women. 88.55% included solely compositions written by men.

Only 747 out of the 14,747 compositions scheduled by the 100 orchestras throughout the 2020-2021 season, were composed by women – a total of 5%.

As this research was conduction by a UK-based company, they also included separated results for Black and Asian men and women – highlighting how these groups in particular are further marginalised.

Out of the scheduled compositions for the 2020-2021 season, only 1.11% of the pieces were composed by Black & Asian women and only 2.43% by Black & Asian men.

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Equality & Diversity in Concert Halls | 2020-2021

Read Donne – Women in Music’s full ‘Equality & Diversity in Concert Halls’ Report

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Donne – Women In Music

Visit the Donne – Women In Music website for more research on equality & diversity in music. Their main goal is to “celebrate, advance, and amplify women in music so that they are seen, heard, and appreciated for their talent so they can leave a legacy of inspiration for future generations.”

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