Women, disabled and BME composers get two ticksmain
Philip Sharp has discovered this unequal advertisement for young composers:
A ‘two ticks’ policy will be in place for female composers, composers who identify as BME, transgender or non-binary, or having a disability, to automatically go through to the second stage of the selection process.
It’s from the Centre for New Music at Sheffield and Sheffield University, inviting young composers to have their music workshopped and recorded by the Ligeti Quartet.
Philip has some trenchant things to say here about identity politics in classical music.
Your views, please?