Online “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” panel, Aug. 15

Posted on: August 14, 2020

A panel discussion entitled “Race and Gender in Music Criticism” will take place at the International Florence Price Festival’s Facebook page on August 15 at 2 p.m. ET. The panel will bring together women and people of color—Natasha Gauthier, James Bennett, Anne Midgette, Jordannah Elizabeth-Writing, and A.Z. Madonna—who are working as music critics for a conversation about gender and racial diversity in the field. Topics will include the challenges and importance of presenting a broader range of critical voices, experiences, and opinions in media; the impact of race and gender on both the observer and the observed during a reviewed performance; how the #MeToo movement has been covered by the classical music press; and solutions for cultivating a more inclusive and representational criticism-performance ecosystem. The panel will also include perspectives from outside classical music. For more information visit