Become a member

Musicians Club of Women welcomes new members on an ongoing basis.  As a member, you will be in contact with a vibrant Chicago community of musicians and music lovers as we further our mission of promoting women in music. 

Active Membership

Active Members are eligible to perform—or have their compositions performed—at MCW monthly meetings, the Artists in Recital series, and our intimate salon-style gatherings. Active members may promote their own performances via the member event calendar on our site and through our monthly newsletter.

To apply for active membership, please click the button below and complete the form. Active membership applicants must audition and be sponsored by two MCW members in good standing. Once your application is received, we will contact you with audition information. Please see the audition requirements below. If you like to audition, please reach out through the “Contact us” form here.

Audition Requirements

  • The allotted time is eight minutes.

  • Each instrumental candidate shall present three selections of contrasting styles from different periods, including Baroque. Ensembles shall present two selections of contrasting styles. Soloists are to perform from memory.

  • Singers shall prepare three selections; one must be in English, preferably from the 20th or 21st century. Of the other two selections, one must be an aria in the original language. Vocal selections must be performed from memory, except for oratorio works.

  • Please provide your own accompanist.

  • Upon acceptance, membership dues will be required.


Union League Club of Chicago,
65 W. Jackson Blvd., 5th Floor


You will be contacted regarding scheduling for your audition time.

Associate Membership

Musicians Club of Women welcomes women who love and appreciate classical music and the company of those who share their interests. As an associate member, you’ll have access to our members-only concert series and luncheon, smaller salon-style events, the Award Winners in Concert series, and Artists in Recital concerts. Associate membership applications must be sponsored by two MCW members in good standing.


Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming an MCW member, auditioning to become a Performing Member, would like to fund a scholarship, or would like to learn more about our programming, please use the box below to contact us.

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