Orchestrating Impartiality: The Impact of "Blind" Auditions on Female Musicians
Evidence that “blind” auditions reduce gender-biased hiring in symphony orchestra compositions.
The outcomes of this study proved there is sex-biased hiring practices in the industry. Using a screen to conceal candidates from the jury during preliminary auditions increased the likelihood that a woman musician would advance to the next round by 11%. During the final round, “blind” auditions increased the likelihood of women musicians being selected by 30%.