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FILE- Katherine Baloff (right) performs with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra. The group rehearses three days a week for two hours, though only counts for one credit hour per quarter. (Kirsten Onsgard / The DePaulia)

Representation of women in classical music sees increase, but overall imbalance remains

Corey Schmidt, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

ā€œI have never thought of myself as a female trombonist,ā€ said Megumi Kanda, principal trombone and one of two female brass players in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. ā€œIā€™m a trombonist the same...

In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians walk the picket line outside of Symphony Center in Chicago. On Saturday, April 27, 2019, negotiators for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and musicians said they have reached an agreement to end the seven-week strike.

Striking Chicago musicians approve 5-year contract

Associated Press April 27, 2019

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have approved a new contract, a key step to ending a nearly seven-week strike. The Chicago Federation of Musicians says the five-year deal includes a 13.2%...

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