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Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy is a non-profit organization dedicated to “leveling the playing field” for women in classical music, especially composers. 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?


The Latest From Our Blog:

Featured Guest Blogger: Report from German Conference on Women and Gender Studies

I was recently in touch with musicologist Anja Bunzel, because I am intrigued by her research project on Johanne Kinkel. Bunzel will write another post for us about Kinkel, but first we asked her to share with us about the annual conference of the Working Group for Women’s and Gender Studies of the Society for Music Research, […]

Monday Link Round Up: May 23, 2016

News to start your week! NPR’s Weekend Edition featured a conversation with Anna Beer and her new book, Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music.  (Purchase your copy […]

Hannah Lash in New Haven

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will be performing the second movement of a new work by Hannah Lash this Thursday (May 19), which is supported in part by a WPA […]

Monday Link Round Up: May 16, 2016

News to start your week! It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of the death of Jane Little – bass player with the Atlanta Symphony, and the […]

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