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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?


The Latest From Our Blog:

New Podcast about Women Composers

We are always enthusiastic about any project that recognizes the work of women composers, and the new podcast, Listening to Ladies, is a project that we are particularly excited about! The Listening to Ladies Facebook Page was begin by composer Elizabeth Blair and singer/songwriter Krystee Wylder to shed light onto and further promote the often neglected […]

Monday Link Roundup: September 26, 2016

News to start your week! A new opera by Missy Mazzoli premiered in Philadelphia this past weekend.  The work, Breaking the Waves, is based on a film by the same name Lars […]

Congratulations to Julia Wolfe

We are thrilled to hear that American composer Julia Wolfe is a 2016 recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant. She is only the third women composer to be awarded in the […]

ROCO Performs Mendelssohn and Higdon

There are two chances this weekend to hear the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) of Houston, TX present exactly the kind of diverse program that audiences have been calling for. […]


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