Another Crack in Classical Music's Glass Ceiling
In September, conductor Marin Alsop became the first woman to conduct "Last Night at the Proms" in their 118 year history. She has led the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (the 1st woman ever to lead a major American orchestra) since 2007 and is a frequent contributor to NPR's Saturday Weekend Edition with Scott Simon. Corrine Cox, not a classical musician, has been inspired by Alsop's struggle against the male-dominated world of classical music.
Simply put, Marin Alsop has inspired me. Not to follow some long suppressed dream of becoming a conductor, but something more than that; to pursue my goals no matter what the odds. Because the odds were most definitely not in Alsop's favour.