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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:

Monday Link Round Up: August 14, 2017

News to start your week!   The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has announced the 2018 featured artists!  This year’s festival will include Tawnie Olson as composer in residence and Cuatro Puntos String Quartet as ensemble in residence.  Dr. Karen Cook will be keynote speaker.  Learn more at the WCFH website – including more information […]

Featured Guest Blogger: Germaine Tailleferre’s Malicious Men

We are happy to welcome guest blogger Timothy Diovanni!  An undergraduate student in musicology at Columbia University, he is also a clarinetist. He writes extensively about New York City’s music […]

Monday Link Round Up: August 7, 2017

News to start the week! Anne Midgette of The Washington Post has responded to NPR’s list of top 150 albums by women and compiled a list of the top 35 women […]

Contemporary Women at Cabrillo

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music has celebrated new music for 55 years – performing, commissioning, and advocating for the works of the greatest living composers, as well as creating […]

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