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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?

 

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Much to Celebrate at National Women’s Music Festival!

The 41st annual National Women’s Music Festival is taking place June 30-July 3 in Middleton, WI.  Each year the Festival celebrates women’s work across musical genres with exciting performances and workshops.  We are especially excited this year to support the National Women’s Music Festival Orchestra with a WPA Performance Grant in the commissioning of a new work […]

Monday Link Round Up: June 20, 2016

News to start your week! Eleanor Sokoloff, piano teacher at the Curtis Institute, is celebrating her 102nd birthday.  She has taught at the institution since 1936.  The Philadelphia Inquirer has […]

Honoring Fathers

It can be hard to look past the stories of those composers who faced obstacles in their art at the hands of their own parents.  There are some famous stories […]

Monday Link Round Up: June 13, 2016

  Thinking about, and grieving for, Orlando.   ArtsHub published an article by Sally Macarthur, Cat Hope, and Dawn Bennett highlights the gender disparities for women composers in Australia.  (The original […]

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