Women in Classical Music Symposium

November 6 | 2019

Honoring Keynote Speaker Dawn Upshaw 

The Women in Classical Music Symposium will feature talks and panel discussions on topics relevant to women in the classical music industry. The symposium will include networking events, performances and opportunities for peer engagement on the unique experiences of women in classical music.

Symposium Registration Rate: $90
Financial assistance is available to help offset the costs of participating. Financial assistance covers the cost of one symposium registration, the keynote luncheon and one ticket to the Friday evening Dallas Symphony concert. Those wishing to apply for aid may do so by completing the following form and submitting it to symposium@dalsym.com - Download PDF

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Day One | Wednesday, November 6

“Changing the Script: Women in Classical Music” will include discussions on empowering decision makers, creating opportunities and the importance of role models.

  • 9:00 AM | Coffee Hour hosted by Jessie Montgomery, Composer, Violinist and Educator
  • 11:00 AM | Forte Film Screening 
  • 1:00 PM | Keynote Presentation and Luncheon
    • 1:00 - 1:45 PM | Luncheon (for paid registrants only)
    • 2:00 - 2:30 PM | Keynote Presentation honoring Dawn Upshaw
  • 3:00 PM | Panel Discussion 1: Lifting up the Next Generation of Women 
  • 5:30 PM | Welcome Reception

Day Two | Thursday, November 7

“Pathways for Change” will focus on creating pathways toward professional opportunities and will also include discussions on self-entrepreneurship for musicians.

Day Three | Friday, November 8

“Practical Next Steps” will explore employability and career pathway development for musicians and administrators and will feature a panel discussion with top management agencies. 

Day Four | Saturday, November 9

A day of final events presented in connection with The Dallas Opera Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

Hotel Accommodations in Dallas:

We are pleased to offer special group rates at a nearby hotel for the period of November 6-9, 2019!
Be sure to book your room by October 23rd to take advantage of this great offer. 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street Dallas, Texas 75201
Group Rate: $157/night plus tax

Reserve your room HERE

Morton H. Meyerson
Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street





Past performances

November 6, 2019 - 11:00 A.M.

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