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 csweedy@gmail.com. Thank you, and let's get our music voices heard!

Want to contribute but aren't a composer or arranger? You can donate to help cover commission and publication costs. Please be aware that donations are not tax deductible at this time.

Our Composers:

Tara Islas

Tara Islas, a native of Mobile, Alabama, is formerly a hornist and music arranger with The United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C.

Find out more about Tara Islas here.

Emily Gray

Montreal-based composer and arranger Emily Gray specializes mostly in music for wind instruments. She studied music at McGill University, where she played various clarinets in the wind symphony and clarinet choir. 

Find out more about her music here.