Women In Music By the Numbers: An Infographic

August 16, 2013 | 9

No, it’s not your imagination! Gender bias in music is a threat to our ability to support ourselves as musicians. Thank you to our dear friend Jean Synodinos - who put together this infographic and Sydney Clark, who scoured the internet researching data for this.

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Comments (9)

  1. These figures are exactly why there are organizations like WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.


  2. equalityforALL

    the music business is not fair and never will be. it completely rides on people opinions about music. and what does that education statistic has to do with anything? also of course talent has nothing to do with it, just look at Justin Beiber and lil wayne.

    • Vickie Voit

      Although I understand and agree with most of what you wrote, I cannot agree with the section that says the music business “never will be” fair. It never will be fair if women (and men who understand equal rights and equal opportunities) decide to give up the fight, that’s for sure. Any group fighting for something has to realize that it never can give up if it ever hopes to get what it wants/demands/deserves. It may take a long time, but the struggle is always worth it. Sure, it’s exhausting, demeaning, frustrating, and so forth, but it is what it is . . . just like all of life.

  3. We are looking for women composers for some new works for concert band, jazz ensemble, orchestra or chorus (sacred and/or secular)
    Our focus is primarily school groups (at all levels) or church choirs. If you’re interested, visit our website and drop us an email.

  4. As a father of two girls and an amateur musician myself, I hope to help break these barriers in many fields so my daughters can enter a world of equality. Thank you for this post.

  5. How about women composers? I bet the percentage who get performed is equally low.


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