Launched in 2018, The Woman Composers Clarinet Project strives to create more equal representation of woman composers in the repertory of beginner and intermediate clarinetists. Through arrangements, commissions, and discoveries, we will grow the number of women composers in the clarinet repertoire world. For example, the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director Association database of over 3,000 approved Solo and Ensemble pieces, only eight are by women and five are by minority composers. It's time to balance the ratio.
And this is just the beginning. We will be adding projects to build the repertoire of LGBTQIA+ and minority composers as well.
If you are interested in contributing some of your works and/or composing or arranging for this project, or if you have any suggestions of pieces, please email Catina at [email protected] Thank you, and let's get our music voices heard!