Dallas Symphony To Host 2021 Women in Classical Music Symposium

In its third year, the symposium aims to be the instigator for large-scale change in the music industry, developing the industry’s future female leaders


To be held on November 7-10, 2021, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, this year’s focus is “The Future is Female – Inspiring Women in Top Leadership Positions.”

Administrators, educators, musicians, and conductors from all over the world will come together to discuss topics relevant to women in the classical music industry.

The 2021 symposium honors Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, who will receive the Award of Excellence. Soprano Leah Hawkins was chosen by Fleming for this year’s Career Advancement Award, which will be presented at the conference.

“I am pleased to welcome our industry colleagues to Dallas for meaningful conversation and discussions motivated by our unique experiences,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony.

“Now that the world seems to be moving past a very challenging year, it is important for those of us in the classical music world to continue looking forward and working toward an inclusive future for our female colleagues.

"This year’s symposium will focus on the female leaders of our field and how we as women can support one another to make positive change.”

To register for the in-person event, visit: www.womeninclassicalmusic.com

For the full panel lineup and guest speakers, visit: www.womeninclassicalmusic.com/schedule

Limited digital attendance will be available, with more details coming in the fall.