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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?  Why are audiences not allowed to hear them?


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New Music Festival dedicated to Pauline Oliveros

16th Annual Festival of New Music at California State University, Fullerton—Feb. 22-26 “To the Ends of the Earth: Music from Iceland to Australia and Beyond” This year’s festival is dedicated in loving memory of Pauline Oliveros, founding composer-in-residence. The Festival features Composer-in-Residence Annie Gosfield, whose music is often inspired by the inherent beauty of found sounds. Dr. […]

Monday Link Round Up: February 20, 2017

News to start your week! NPR covered the story of a high school outside of St. Paul, Minnesota which is dedicated to diverse repertoire for the band program.  The directors […]

New Music this Weekend

More great music is happening this weekend, and we are thrilled to be able to support both the North/South Chamber Orchestra and the Willamette Falls Symphony with Performance Grants for […]

Monday Link Round Up: February 13, 2017

News to start your week! Helen Grime, who is currently serving as the Wigmore Hall Composer in Residence, spoke with The Guardian about what she likes, and loves, about music.  And stay […]

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