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History of MCW

In 1873, a group of five music-loving women began meeting informally to play and sing for each other in what became known as “The Amateur Musical Club”. Through phenomenal growth in membership and musical activity, the Amateur Musical Club was responsible for presenting concerts by some of the greatest artists of the period: Jan Paderewski, José Iturbi, Alexander Scriabin, Dame Myra Hess, Edward MacDowell, and the noted American violinist Maud Powell, to mention a few.

The spirit of philanthropy and of supporting women musicians began in 1893, with benefit concert proceeds being used to establish a music scholarship for young women. This has grown over the years, and annually, MCW offers scholarships and awards to support talented young women in the highly competitive field of classical music.

Musicians Club of Women welcomes all women who love and appreciate classical music and the company of those who share their passion.

 
 
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MCW Board Members

Musicians Club of Women is an all-volunteer organization. Members of our Board of Directors serve three-year terms; some Directors also serve as Officers (two-year terms).

 
 

Officers

 
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Victoria holland

President
2018–2020

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Laura Deming

1st Vice-President, Programs
2019-2021

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Sally Feder

2nd Vice-President, Membership
2018–2021

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Tina Qi

Communications
2018–2020

 
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Christine Casey

Recording Secretary
2018–2020

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Jean Joslyn

Treasurer
2019-2021

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Kate Carter

Assistant Treasurer
2019-2021

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Jean Hatmaker

Scholarship
2019–2020

 

Directors

 
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Nyela Basney

Active Membership, Auditions
2018–2021

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Julie Dillon

Director
2019–2022

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Patti Garvey

Artists in Recital
2018–2021

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Emily Hoyler

E-blasts
2018–2021

 
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Sara Su Jones

Governance
2018–2021

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Nora Williams

Publicity
2017–2020

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Betsy Soete

Social
2019-2022

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Diane Moses

Award Winners in Concert
Salon Series
2018–2020

 
 

Friends of MCW

We’re grateful for the support of our generous patrons. Institutional and individual support is critical for our enduring success.

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PAUL HARVEY, JR.

Paul Harvey Jr.—concert pianist, radio host and broadcaster, and writer for The Rest of the Story—is an inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  Annually, Mr. Harvey funds two MCW Scholarships in the category of Voice—The Lynne Cooper Harvey Foundation Scholarship and The Lynne Harvey Foundation Scholarship, in honor of her sister, Virginia Cooper Maier—a part of his extensive philanthropic interests.

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SAMUEL RAMEY 

A true opera great, internationally famous, Grammy award winner, Samuel Ramey has reigned as one of the music world’s foremost interpreters of bass and bass-baritone operatic and concert repertoire.

 
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