Each year for Women’s History Month we crunch the numbers to see how our male and female members are represented on various contracts. The data below is for the period Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2009. You’ll see, for instance, that in 2009 there were 1,064 men listed on Broadway contracts as compared to 330 women. We find that all of the male/female percentages have stayed about the same since the last time we ran the numbers.
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- Membership numbers as of Dec. 31, 2009.
- We know if musicians listed on contracts are male or female only if they are members of Local 802 and only if they checked the appropriate male/female box on their membership applications. We did attempt to fill in some of the “unknowns” by looking for obvious male or female names, but this wasn’t possible in all cases.
- Includes the New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Mostly Mozart and American Ballet Theatre.
- Includes the American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Little Orchestra Society, Long Island Philharmonic, New York Pops, Opera Orchestra of New York, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Symphony Orchestra, Stamford Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic and Westfield Symphony Orchestra
Thanks to Joe Rodriguez from Local 802’s Information Technology Department for this data.