Since 1997, I have been a proponent of women musicians, particularly, composers. My radio show MUSICWOMAN has featured over 200 women composers. My organization WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. is a global non-profit organization of women musicians and other women and men who support them. We have 247 members, 125 musicians, 49 male members. Our members are from around the USA, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Angola and India.
In August 2013, I published the first issue of MUSICWOMAN MAGAZINE to feature women musicians in a print format. We are seeking advertisement to fund the printed edition.
My paper Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians was published and presented in Romania in December 2012.
In July 2013, I was one of 40 women composers at the 3rd WIMUST Conference in Fiuggi, Italy, where the agenda was dominated by discussion about the inequity of earning opportunities for women musicians.
In January 2014, we will release our 4th compilation CD of women’s music.
Overall, I believe that the messages in women’s music are not being heard by society-at-large, which accounts for the high amount of violence and competition in the world.