Welcome to IWBC

Welcome to the International Women’s Brass Conference. We are a community of people working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. If you believe in making the world a better place, if you are a person who wants everyone to have a fair chance, equal representation, and the opportunity to have a place in this field then we say to you: You are welcome here and we are so glad to have you. 

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Dr. Amy Cherry

A Note from our President

The International Women’s Brass Conference has been significant in my life, providing role models, dear friends, amazing memories, and opportunities to add my energy to the progress being made in the musical world. I am grateful for this organization and honored to share that I will serve the IWBC as its newly elected President.
On behalf of the IWBC Board of Directors, I would like to say thank you to Dr. Joanna Ross Hersey, our President these past six years! Joanna expanded our community, oversaw our two biggest and most successful conferences, and supported new initiatives that illuminate our past and provide for greater collaborations in the future.
The IWBC’s 2022 Conference was a huge success full of new music, ideas, and faces. I look forward to leading the International Women’s Brass Conference as we build on the momentum from our most recent gathering. Please visit our website for updates on future conference locations, information about our Mentorship Programs, details about Holiday Brass Concerts, and resources to connect and inspire!
Enjoy the summer and take care,
Dr. Amy Cherry (she/her)
President, International Women’s Brass Conference

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