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Women's History Month 2024

Updated: Feb 16

Hello friends!

It's that time of year—time to celebrate women, and all we do to make the world a wonderful place. I am so excited to bring to you 31 more works written by women composers—some who lived long ago, and many who are still alive today—one per day, for each day of March.

I've got some extra additions this year—watch for surprise visits from special guests, a return of Mrs. Razzle Dazzle, and a special high-tech performance that you won't want to miss! I'm fulfilling some promises from last year, playing complete sets of works by Betty Jackson King, I've highlighted more Chicago-based composers, and I've got four more of my own works for you to hear for the very first time. Much of the music I'll be playing this year can't be found anywhere else—or, at least, not on YouTube!

All you have to do is watch the videos on YouTube every day. If you subscribe to my @AmyWurtz channel, you'll receive a notification and never miss a day (you'll also be helping me reach the 1000-subscriber threshold YouTube has before I can monetize my channel. . .tell your friends!). You'll also be able to see the videos if you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook.

I was so grateful for all the positive feedback I received last year, and know that this is a project meaningful to many people. I am proud to highlight these musical gems and make a larger platform for the brilliant creative work which has been done and is still being done by women composers. This year I have invested even more in this project, with new scores, new technology, new partners in video production, plus countless hours of practice and preparation. If you would like to help support my work, I would be honored if you would either send a contribution to me directly via Zelle to, or check out my new site where you can "buy me a coffee." I'd really like to continue this project on into the future and need your help to do so!

Like last year, there will also be a closing concert! On Sunday, April 7, 3:00 pm, I'll be at Epiphany Center for the Arts in their beautiful Sanctuary performance space. This is where YOU get to choose which pieces you'd like to hear again, live and in-person! Listen all month long and decide which piece(s) you like best, then contact me to participate in selecting the music for the closing concert. Admission is free, and repertoire selection will be donation-based. Email me at for more info, or visit this page to select a piece!

Mid-March, I’ll be doing another Women of Chicago concert at the Harold Washington Public Library in downtown Chicago. This is a chance to focus in even more on specifically Chicago-based women composers. I’ll be playing works by Florence Price, Betty Jackson King, Irene Britton-Smith, KC Ginther, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Augusta Read Thomas, and more. This concert is FREE to the public in the auditorium of the Harold Washington Library on Wednesday, March 13 at 2 pm. More info here.

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