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About

Mission Statement

MAESTRA MUSIC, INC. was founded by composer/lyricist and music director Georgia Stitt to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. Our membership is made up of women and non-binary 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 non-binary composers and musicians in the musical theater. 


Monthly Circle Meeting

Our Origin Story

MAESTRA exists to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. It’s time for them to be heard. Read about how it all began.


Community Partners


Board of Directors

Georgia Stitt, composer/lyricist/music director, Founder/President
Monica Davis, violinist/violist
Emily Grishman, music copyist, Secretary
Laura Ivey, film producer, Founder of Par, Treasurer
Christie Chiles Twillie, music director/composer/sound designer


Advisory Board

Masi Asare, composer/lyricist and performance scholar
Janet Axelrod, flutist, American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 Executive Board
Kate Baldwin, Tony-nominated actress and singer
Molly Barnett, Grapevine Public Relations
Kristen Blodgette, Broadway music director
Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Broadway music director, founder of ASTEP
Kirsten Childs, composer/lyricist/bookwriter
Carmel Dean, composer/music director
Carla Dirlikov Canales, opera singer, founder of The Canales Project/Hear Her Song
Tina Fallon, Founding Producer, The 24 Hour Plays
Elise Frawley, violist, American Federation of Musicians, Local 802 Executive Board
Tracy Geltman, COO, Stacey Mindich Productions
Jennifer Isaacson, producer, WalkRunFly Productions
Stacey Mindich, Broadway producer
Amy Power, Marketing Strategist
Kiki Rathbun, Vice President of Communications, Spotco
Stephanie Sciandra, Creative Director, Situation Interactive
Ally Shuster, agent at Creative Artists Agency
Margaret Skoglund, company manager
Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award-winning composer
Kara Unterberg, Founder of The New York SongSpace
Imani Uzuri, composer/librettist/recording artist/vocal coach/arranger
Lia Vollack, producer, Lia Vollack Productions
Sheilah Walker, music director
Schele Williams, director


Committee and Program Leaders

Faye Chiao, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
Meg Zervoulis, Student Maestras and Maestra Mentorship
Tina deVaron and Lauren Cregor, Maestra Moms
Laura Bergquist and Britt Bonney, Maestra Care
Caitlin Warbelow, Data/Statistics Project


Staff & Volunteers

Jamie Maletz, Administrative Assistant
Allie Glickman, Development Director
Kathleen Wrinn, Directory Manager
Ryan Foy and Nick Gaswirth/Roundhouse Designs, Web Design
Yoanna Nikolova, Bria Benjamin, and Derek Bishop, Graphic Designers
Janice Maffei and Joanne Spigner/VisionFirst, Consultants
Shoshana Greenberg, Elspeth Collard, and Katya Stanislavskaya, Timeline of Women Composers
Monica Davis, Francesca Fenech, Arlene McNaught, Casey Robards, Alyssa Kay Thompson,
Macy Schmidt, Kat Sherrell, and Sue Williams, Maestra Reps in Virtual Technical Workshop Series