About Us

Have you ever noticed...

... that women feature rarely in organ recital series?

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

... that few female musicians hold cathedral, collegiate and church positions?

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

female 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 female 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.