Baton Rouge: What do you call a woman conductor?
Meet Talia Ilan, who likes to be called neither 'maestro' nor 'maestra.'
If a male conductor is called “maestro,” are you called “maestra”?
Talia Ilan: “Some people do call me that, but I don’t like the title, and my husband doesn’t like being called ‘maestro.’ All it means is ‘teacher,’ but conductors use it in order to create distance and a sense of superiority relative to the orchestra and the audience. I don’t feel...