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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: March 19, 2018

News to start your week! The March 8 concert performed by the BBC Orchestra —Music by five forgotten women — is available online until April 7!  We’d like to invite critical engagement with the music revealed by this important event!  We ask readers to submit their reviews (750 to 1500 words) of the concert to […]

Finding Solutions: on the 44th Annual Society for American Music Conference (Intro)

Timothy Diovanni attended a recent scholarly conference, and came away with much to say about the practical value of what he heard, value in the ongoing discussion over the need […]

Monday Link Round Up: March 12, 2018

News to start your week! So much is happening! Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day, and it was exciting to see how much attention was paid to women’s achievements […]

International Women’s Day 2018

In the past few years the enthusiasm and programming surrounding March 8 has expanded in exciting ways.  No doubt due to the response to #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #NeverAgain movements, the […]

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