For twenty years, the Women’s Sacred Music Project has been advancing women’s achievements in sacred music by:

Discovering a broad range of sacred music by women, much of it unpublished.

Publishing women’s sacred music in Voice Found & Leaders Guide to Voices Found.

Commissioning work by women addressing themes of women in Sacred Scriptures.

Presenting concerts of sacred music by women of various religious traditions.

Educating individuals and communities in the rich resources of women’s sacred music.


Executive Director, Women’s Sacred Music Project

Applications are closed. In anticipation of the retirement of founding President Lisa Neufeld Thomas, the board of the Women’s Sacred Music Project (founded in 1995 in Philadelphia) is soliciting proposals from experienced church musicians interested in assuming a leadership role in the organization by September of 2019. A short history of the organization may be …

Commissioned anthem “The Song of Hannah”

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of Voices Found, the Women’s Sacred Music Project commissioned a new anthem from Philadelphia-based composer Andrea Clearfield.  The Song of Hannah is a choral setting of the Biblical passage from 1 Samuel chapter 2, in which Hannah praises God for giving her a son, Samuel.   On Friday November 9th, …

Commission: “Mothers of Moses”

Thursday, October 6, 2016 Commissioned by WSMP, the premiere of a new chamber composition “Mothers of Moses” was presented at Rosemont College. Music by Rene Orth, libretto by Ellen Frankel,  Set for three singers and two instruments, the performance featured students of the  Curtis Institute led by the composer.  An interfaith symposium with panelists commenting …