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"Dame Jane Glover, Chicago’s Continuo Conductor and Peripatetic Milestone Maker"

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"She admits being intimidated by the almost complete lack of women conductors in the field at the time, but she was undeterred. “It was very, very different landscape, when I started in the ’70s, from what it is now,” she said. “I think the landscape has changed significantly in last 10, if not even five years. It’s still not by any means an equal, flat playing field, but it is getting closer all the time, which is great. It’s just wonderful to see the way that women are finally coming forward in great numbers and securing fabulous jobs.” To that end, she co-founded the Glover-Edwards Conducting Program at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has taught since 2009. It provides workshops and mentoring for aspiring women conductors. “I’m very proud of that, actually,” Glover said."

Read the full article on the Ravinia Backstage Blog here

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Dame Jane Glover at the Ravinia Festival, September 2022