Speakers and participants at a Dallas Symphony Orchestra Women in Classical Music Symposium.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s fifth annual Women in Classical Music Symposium will be held November 12-15 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. Administrators, educators, musicians, and conductors from around the world will gather to focus on the roles of women in the classical music field. Since its launch in 2019, the symposium has featured panel discussions and presentations from leading women in the classical music industry, including conductors, composers, performers, educators, and administrators. Panels at the symposium will include topics such as normalizing diversity and representation, organizational change, and amplifying multiple perspectives, with an emphasis on the importance of allies. Among the speakers this year are violinist and educator Nicola Benedetti, who will receive the symposium’s Award of Excellence; Dallas Symphony President and CEO Kim Noltemy; Shanta Thake, Chief Artistic Officer, Lincoln Center; Kathleen van Bergen, CEO and President, Artis-Naples; Jennifer Arnold, Viola and Artistic Advisor, Virginia Symphony; Alecia Lawyer, Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Oboist, ROCO; Rei Hotoda, conductor and Music Director, Fresno Philharmonic; and Simon Woods, President and CEO, League of American Orchestras. Learn more at www.womeninclassicalmusic.com.