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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are launching an Indiegogo campaign, to support our 2014 Performance Grants. We hope that these grants will encourage a new paradigm of inclusion, discovery and celebration of women’s compositions. Recent decades have uncovered and produced many great works by women, but most of this music has yet to reach mainstream classical audiences.  It’s time to change that habit of exclusion and bring this wonderful music into the mainstream. We still sometimes hear the question “Why have there been no great women composers?” The Women’s Philharmonic (a professional orchestra from 1981-2004) proved that was the wrong question to ask—instead the question is Why are orchestras not performing more works by women, and why are audiences not allowed to hear them?

Please donate via our Indiegogo campaign, or you can send a check to our snail-mail address: 25 Ellington Rd. Somerville, MA 02144 We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, and your donation is tax deductible!


Our 2012 Performance Grants awarded $18,000 to more than 20 orchestras.


Are women composers still excluded from orchestral programming?

A look at U.S. data:  2009-2010 

Blogging Live from the Eastman Women in Music Festival Mar. 24-29

fung Vivian Fung is a contemporary Canadian composer known for blending Western musical forms with non-Western instrumentation.


Libby Larsen LLis one of the most performed and recognized American composers, and also a hardworking advocate for contemporary music as well as women composers.

Florence Price
Florence Price (1887-1953) was the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed.

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy was started in 2008 by a group who who wanted to carry on part of the mission of The Women’s Philharmonic.

Learn more about Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and about The Women’s Philharmonic (1981-2004).

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