Q & A: Lina Gonzalez-Granados, Lidiya Yankovskaya, & Elizabeth Askren On How The Hart Instit

By David Salazar

For five years, the Dallas Opera’s Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors has done something that few other major companies have done – champion women conductors.

The program, the first ever designed to meet the needs of women opera conductors, has allowed participants an opportunity to engage in a wide-range of musical opportunities alongside some of the most acclaimed music directors working today. The organization also places a premium on helping the participants navigate the business aspects of the business, helping them select the right artist manager and take on fund-raising, personal branding, and media management, among others. . .

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