Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 in order to:
- Recognize the achievement of The Women’s Philharmonic (1980-2004) over their 24 years of activity.
- Build on this work by advocating for the performance of women composers by orchestras and ensembles.
- Address the place of women composers (historic and contemporary) in today’s repertoire of orchestras and ensembles in the US and internationally.
- Present information that highlights the shortage of programming of works by women; the heritage of TWP emphasizes that this should and can be corrected.
Board of Directors:
- Liane Curtis – President
- Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
- President, The Rebecca Clarke Society, Inc. Ph.D. in Musicology
- Composer, Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Nan H. Washburn
- Co-founder and Artistic Director of The Women’s Philharmonic
- Music Director and Conductor of the Michigan Philharmonic
- Music activist, Author of Grazyna Bacewicz: Her Life and Works. Past Board Member of The Women’s Philharmonic
- Violinist, musician with The Women’s Philharmonic
- Researcher of historic women composers, provided material for TWP’s Baroquen Treasures recording
- Bassoonist, performed with The Women’s Philharmonic; her quintet Bellavente Winds has released two CDs
- Composer and Music Faculty, The Berklee College of Music
Director of Communications:
Susan M. Brown
Director of Research and Blogger-in-Chief:
Sarah E. Baer, M.A. in Musicology and Women’s and Gender Studies