MAESTRA MUSIC, INC. provides support, visibility, and community to the women and nonbinary people who make the music in the musical theater industry. Our membership is made up of composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are an underrepresented minority in musical theater. The organization’s initiatives include monthly educational seminars, mentorship programs, technical skills workshops, networking events, and online resources and partnerships that aim to promote equality of opportunity and to address the many historical disadvantages and practices that have limited women and nonbinary composers and musicians in the musical theater.
Maestra is a movement.
We are the women and nonbinary professionals who make the music in the musical theater industry.
We have a bold vision for an industry that is more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible, across all intersections of race, sexual orientation, physical and intellectual ability, age, nationality, appearance, and gender identity and expression.
We seek to build, apply, and own our collective power.
To these ends:
We value relationships. We practice radical collegiality to champion each other as individual professionals and nurture connectedness among us.
We value transparency. We share our knowledge to help each other thrive.
We value collaboration. We encourage participation from our members and respond to new ideas and initiatives.
We value partnership. We coordinate with other groundbreaking leaders and organizations because this movement is larger than us.
We value solutions. We take practical steps to support individual members while driving toward cultural and systemic changes that benefit our entire global community.
Our Origin Story
MAESTRA exists to give support, visibility, and community to the women and nonbinary people who make the music in the musical theater industry. It’s time for them to be heard. Read about how it all began.