Feature Story: Orchestrating Gender Equity

Curtis graduates face a field in which men are more likely to hold the highest-paying jobs

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By Heidi Waleson

New Curtis graduates are entering an orchestral field in which gender disparities have diminished but where pay gaps and instrument-based stereotypes persist. Cristina Cutts Dougherty (Tuba ’22), Caen Thomason-Redus, Katherine Needleman (’99), and Elizabeth Rowe discuss gender parity, the problem with ‘blind’ auditions, and changing the workplace culture.

From the Spring 2023 Issue

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