#TBT Get Ready For An Update To The Women Composer Database Project

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In advance of an update article next week about composer and arts administrator Rob Deemer’s Women Composer Database Project, I wanted to make sure you knew what the project is all and just how important the database will be to the field as it continues to grow. To that end, this pair of articles will bring you up to speed on how Deemer started the idea and where it’s grown over …

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Women Composer Database Project Update: A Marvelous Response So Far!


The response to the post from 3/9/17 introducing readers to Rob Deemer’s Women Composer Database Project has been marvelous. To date, there have been nearly 500 shares and several thousand page views but the best part is how much you’ve been contributing to the project! Let’s take a closer look. Beyond Social Shares Sharing the post with friends and colleagues is a critical step in expanding awareness but you’ve blown past …

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Are You Aware Of The Women Composer Database Project?

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On 3/16/2012, composer and arts administrator Rob Deemer wrote an article for NewMusicBox that included a list of women composers. His motivation was rooted in discussions from that time about women composers and since then, that simple list has grown into a full-fledged database project. I contacted Deemer to learn more about how the project started and where it’s going. “In my original NMBx article, I wrote ‘Having been the positions …

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Adaptistration Turns 14

Today marks Adaptistration’s 14th anniversary and to help mark the occasion, let’s look at the year’s highlights. Audience New readers increased by 1.8 percent. Overall traffic was down, but that’s not a surprise given the previous year’s record setting traffic from the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Music Directors After filtering out that article’s traffic, the overall difference was a fraction of a percent. Readers by age groups: 25-34: 22.50 percent of …

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We Live In Angry Times. Here’s Something Positive You Can Do About It.

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Here in Chicago, it’s difficult to miss the sharp uptick in the number of motorists laying on the horn; at times, it feels like being in New York City. For a genuine metropolis, Chicago has a remarkably relaxed populace and the lack of car horn deluge is one of those extra special perks. But times are changing and that benefit may be the latest destined for the memory scrapheap. In a …

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