Canada names fifth woman music directormain
Mélanie Léonard, 38, was named music director today of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.
She was formerly artistic director of the Calgary New Music Festival and resident conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
She joins Tania Miller at the Victoria Symphony, Gemma New at the Hamilton Philharmonic, Anne Manson at Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and Rosemary Thomson of Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, she will be Canada’s fifth serving music director who is female.
It may be that Canada is further down the road than any other country to gender quality in the podium.