The 2022 Orchestra Repertoire Report, produced by the Institute for Composer Diversity in partnership with the League of American Orchestras, with support from the Sphinx Organization’s Venture Fund, shows substantial gains in performances of works by women and composers of color at orchestras nationwide. The 2022 Orchestra Repertoire Report examines the programming of works by composers of color, women composers, and living composers by U.S. orchestras this season as well as longitudinal programming trends from 2015 through the current season. The data was gathered directly from season announcements and the websites of medium- and larger-budget orchestras (League budget groups 1-5).
Key findings include:
• Works by women composers and composers of color (living and deceased) rose by 400%, increasing from 4.5% in 2015 to 22.5% in 2022.
• Works by living composers almost doubled, increasing from 11.7% to 21.8%.
• Works by women composers of color increased by 1425%, from 0.4% in 2015 to 6.1% in 2022.
• Works by living women composers of color increased by 1050%, from 0.4% in 2015 to 4.6% in 2022.
• Changes in diverse programming occurred across all measured orchestra budget groups and geographic regions.