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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: October 16, 2017

News to start your week: We are excited to hear about a new series from University of Michigan Press focusing on music and social justice.  Read about the new series, and the wonderfully diverse advisory board, at Musicology Now or at the University of Michigan Press.   New Music Box speaks with composer Stefania de Kenessey […]

Old and New This Weekend

More great concerts this weekend – in California by the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, in Maryland by the Susquehanna Symphony, and in Colorado by the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. […]

Monday Link Round Up: October 9, 2017

News to start your week!   Cuban composer Tania León is writing an opera about the Little Rock Nine – the first African American students to integrate Little Rock Central High […]

Great Works This Weekend

There are great concerts to look forward to this weekend from several WPA Performance Grant winners!   The Denver Young Artists Orchestra will be hosting a Women in Music Symposium […]

Our Fall 2017 Performance Grants applications are now available.   Grants are offered twice a year!

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