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Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship

Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship focuses on entrepreneurialism, creativity, and innovative thinking as the most valuable assets for excelling in today’s competitive and ever-changing economy.

Through a 2018-19 partnership, TCP and BerkleeICE will commission three new songs from Berklee student composers, honoring female leaders from Mercy Beyond Borders, and to be premiered in March 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

United Nations Decade of Women

United Nations Decade of Women is a global effort to move from advocacy for women into The Decade Of Women.

In the 2018-19 season TCP is excited to be partnering with the action-focused campaign to honor ten international women leaders. These honorees will be recognized with newly-commissioned songs, developed and premiered in collaboration with another TCP partner, the University of Wolverhampton in United Kingdom.

El Sistema USA

El Sistema USA supports a nationwide alliance of El Sistema-inspired organizations, aiming to support and grow a nationwide movement of programs inspired by El Sistema to effect social change through music for children with the fewest resources and the greatest need.

TCP is delighted to be embarking on new partnerships with El Sistema USA through which our Hear Her Song anthem, “Hear Our Song” (written by Katy Pfaffl, arranged by Joshua Cerdenia) will be incorporated into the curriculum of the participants of their orchestras, wind ensembles and choirs, which include over 1,000 youth throughout the United States.

The Her Village Foundation aims to empower women, promote gender parity, and enhance the understanding among women from different countries. In China Her Village has a network of 40 million urban women, and a core demographic of ages 25-35, offering them knowledge and skills including self-growth, career, and entrepreneurship.

Our partnership with Her Village honors celebrated volleyball player Hui Ruoqi, Chinese media proprietor Yang Lan, and entrepreneur Zhou Xiaoguang, with newly-commissioned songs from Hyeyoung Kim, Janet Noh, Helen Park, and Joy Son.


Maestra Music

Maestra Music 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. Since women are under-represented in musical theater, our membership is made up of female-identifying composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians. 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 composers and musicians in the musical theater.

Malala Fund

The Malala Fund works for a world where all girls can learn and lead, advocating for resources and policy changes and investing in local education leaders, amplifying the voices of girls fighting for change.

Our collaboration with the Fund occurs in the 2018-19 season, honoring activist, Nobel Prize laureate, and Fund founder Malala Yousafzai.

Mercy Beyond Borders

Mercy Beyond Borders forges ways for women and girls in extreme poverty to learn, connect and lead.

Our partnership with the organization occurs in the 2018-19 season to honor three of their women activists, with new songs to be composed by students of the Berklee School of Music Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship and to be premiered in March 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

San José Office of Cultural Affairs

City of San José's Office of Cultural Affairs is the lead agency for supporting the development of a rich arts and cultural environment for San José’s one million residents and its many visitors. The arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in the community, and as the largest city in northern California and the capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the hub of a wide array of arts and cultural opportunities.

The Office of Cultural Affairs is a long-term partner of TCP, presenting the West Coast premiere of two editions for Hear Her Song, and also presenting TCP productions Duende and Songs of Strength, Songs of Regret.

University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a ‘University of Opportunity’ which welcomes students from all backgrounds and experiences and equip them with the industry skills to embark on the career of their choice. The University is particularly committed to raising the profile of women in the institution and workplace, investing in female academics, supporting them to leadership, and implementing change that encourages women to embark on careers in traditionally male disciplines.

Working with the United Nations (UN) Decade of Women project, the UK premiere of Hear Her Song in partnership with University of Wolverhampton will bring together female British composers to celebrate the life and work of honourees from the Decade of Women network. Composition and development workshops will be held at the University’s Performance Hub at the Walsall Campus, with Hear Her Song UK premiered in a number of theatres across the region and the UK with US premieres in Washington, D.C. in May, and New York in June 2019.

Vital Voices

Vital Voices searches for woman leaders with daring visions, partnering with them to make their visions a reality.

Hear Her Song began in a partnership with Vital Voices, presenting the first installment titled This I Choose in March 2017 in Washington, DC. The installment applauded the efforts of

Vital Voices honorees Nadia Bushnaq, ElsaMaria D’Silva, Ariela Suster, and Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, with newly-commissioned songs from composers Emily Koh, Jennifer Jolley, Molly Joyce, and Kelly Moran. Furthermore, the partnership featured a performance by cellist Amanda Gookin and TCP artists also performed at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, in a mash-up of women’s empowerment songs created by Hear Her Song Music Director Kurt Crowley.

Women Like Us Foundation

Women Like Us Foundation promotes gender equality and social justice while assisting in sustainability for women-led initiatives eradicating sexual abuse and homelessness.

Collaboration with Women Like Us Foundation was established in the 2017-18 season, partnering to recognize Women Like Us honorees Celeste Mergens, Nancy Noel, Nancy O’Reilly, and Linda Rendleman. These leaders were honored with four newly-created songs from composers Dina Fanai, Emily Hall, Madeline Myers, and Georgia Stitt, with premieres taking place in March 2018 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.