About the Rebecca Clarke Society
The Rebecca Clarke Society was founded in 2000 as a non-profit
organization incorporated in Massachusetts. We are federally recognized with 501(C) 3 status, and all donations are fully tax deductible. Our mission is to honor the life and work
of composer and violist Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) by promoting
interest in her and her music. We encourage and support performances
and recordings of her music, publication of her music and writings, and
scholarship concerning Clarke and her music.
Our goals are:
- to support concerts of Clarke's music
- to underwrite the publication of Clarke's music; to commission or offer prizes for articles about Clarke and her music
- to commission the orchestration of her works, or of arrangements that offer her music to wider audiences, such as young performers or performers on a range of instruments
- to support new recordings of her music, and work to keep recordings of Clarke in print and available.
- to encourage the preservation of and access to materials pertaining to Clarke, and her music, in safe research facilities maintained by qualified professionals
The Board of Directors
Our Board consists of a distinguished group of professionals in music. We also are assisted by an Advisory Committee. We are supported by our members, who pay annual dues in support of our goals. We value advice and input from our members at all times.
Members of The Board of Directors
Liane Curtis, President; Ph.D. Musicology, Scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. Editor of A Rebecca Clarke Reader (Indiana University Press, March 2004). Author of articles on Clarke in The Musical Times 1996, The Musical Quarterly 1997, The Strad 1999, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001, revised edition). Publications on other subjects in American Music, Journal of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, The Journal of Musicological Research and the National Women's Studies Association Journal. Former Fulbright scholar.
Learn more about Liane Curtis
Susan C. Cook, Ph.D., Musicology,
Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Co-editor of Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music and author of Watching Your Step: Ragtime Dance and American Culture (forthcoming). Author of Opera for a New Republic: the Zeitopern of Krenek, Weill, and Hindemith (1988).
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Annie Janeiro Randall, Ph.D., Musicology, An associate professor at Bucknell University, she is the co-author of Puccini and "The Girl": History and Reception of the "The Girl of the Golden West" (University of Chicago Press, 2004) and editor of Music, Power, and Politics (Routledge, 2004). She is currently collaborating on the forthcoming book She's So Fine: Whiteness, Femininity, Adolescence and Class in 1960's Music (Duke University Press.)
Learn more about Dr. Randall
and her research
Director of Communications
M. Samuel Choi, Master's Candidate, Harvard Divinity School
Stephen Banfield, Professor of Music, The University
Laura Macy, Ph.D., Musicology. Editor in Chief, Grove
Dictionaries of Music, published by Oxford University
Diane Walsh, Concert Pianist and friend of Clarke
Virginia Eskin, Concert Pianist and Educator
Mrs. Ursula Vaughan Williams,
Widow of the composer
and friend of Clarke
Eugenia Zukerman, Flautist and Journalist