A nonprofit organization, MCW is operated entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers generously contribute extraordinary expertise and time to promote both established and promising women musicians.
Furthermore, MCW assists promising young women in classical music by offering annual auditions for scholarship awards to winners in Voice, Piano, Harp, Classical Guitar, Strings and Winds. Although these awards are funded by endowments and trusts, the auditions do generate expenses such as rental of the audition venue, insurance and administrative expenses.
MCW promotes recognition and appreciation of classical music by providing free public concerts held monthly at the Chicago Cultural Center and at Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Church, Chicago. Performers receive an honorarium.
Ongoing costs of operation include printing and mailing of members’ monthly newsletter and concert programs, web site maintenance, publicity expenses and fees for accounting and other professional services. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.