I have recently embarked on a PhD, through a studentship with the Open-Oxford-Cambridge Doctoral Training Partnership:
My project is on Confronting canonicity and promoting diversity: Gender and contemporary concert programming. Working with the Donne Foundation, the goal is to create an evidence base on gender disparity within contemporary classical-music concert programming with the aim of realising effective strategies and pathways for the programming of diverse women composers within international orchestral and ensemble concerts. The research will produce three case studies based on orchestras and ensembles within Donne’s network of ambassadors, and will tackle inequality, canonisation, and tokenism.
Supervisors: Dr Laura Hamer, Dr Manuella Blackburn, Gabriella di Laccio