Among the many aspects of contemporary life and culture in which women’s representation is edging toward equity, the field of classical music is making progress. There is ample opportunity for this progress—given that classical music has been built on centuries of works composed, performed and curated by men.
Author: Tara Aesquivel
Tara Aesquivel is the Executive Director of the American Youth Symphony. She strives to share the power of the arts with others through her work—which has included strategic planning, fundraising, production and community engagement for Pittsburgh Opera, LA Opera, A Noise Within, Antioch University Los Angeles, The Lukens Company and Invertigo Dance Theatre. Tara has a B.A. in Music from the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a Master of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University and studied Cultural Economics at the University of Bologna. She volunteers with Emerging Arts Leaders Los Angeles and the Cal State Dominguez Hills Innovation Incubator and enjoys traveling, hiking and being a mom.