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<>Years ago orchestras started blind auditions to minimize bias against women candidates. Truly the candidate who plays the best should get the job. But it wasn't so.

I like the above link because it notes that "blinding" addresses biases besides sexism (less conductor student bias for example). </>

Study is from 2001 with data from the 50's to 90's. Surely female students were instructed and treated as fairly as their male counter parts during their musical instruction and education!
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