Sexism and women in orchestras: blind auditions

Fascinating. Less than 5% of musicians in U.S. orchestras in 1970 were female, according to “Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact Of ‘Blind’ Auditions On Female Musicians“, a report by Claudia Goldin and Cecilia Rouse published in 2000 by the American Economic Review.

Could introducing similar methods in schools and organizations help level the playing field for apt, qualified women trying to advance their education, research, and careers in the fields of science and technology?

Featured image from another great article about practicing: http://www.creativitypost.com/arts/the_most_valuable_lesson_i_learned_from_playing_the_violin

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