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About Us

Have you ever noticed that:

  • women feature rarely in organ recital series?

  • the vast majority of organ association directors and members are male?

  • few women musicians hold cathedral, collegiate and church positions?

The Society of Women Organists (SWO) is dedicated to celebrating

women organists in all areas of music-making.

Our Vision


We will live in a world where women and men experience equal training, opportunities and encouragement, resulting in confident, ambitious and passionate players.

Our Mission


Our key objectives are to:

  • Support all women organists;

  • Promote women's activities in the organ world;

  • Recruit girls and women of all ages and backgrounds to study the organ.

Our Values


We are inclusive, empowering, challenging and open-minded. While supporting a meritocracy, we believe in giving girls and women an equal chance to excel as organists and succeed in the profession.

If you share our values then why not join us - membership is free!

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us with queries please send an email to our General Secretary, Barbara Kennedy, via

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