Mother Jones has some very readable charts showing the number of orchestra conductors who are female versus the number of orchestra conductors who are male. I shall not hold you in suspense: There are more male orchestra conductors. (Of the 22 top-funded orchestras in the U.S., 1 has a female conductor.) As the number of orchestra conductors period is something of a tenuous number, it’s hard to be very upset by this or to imagine changing it, but perhaps we should all buy the girl children in our lives tiny suits and batons anyway. Tiny lab coats. Tiny power suits. Tiny astronaut helmets.
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