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Discovering a broad range of sacred music by women, much of it unpublished.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

A conversation with our President, Dr. Virginia Ratigan and Executive Director, Dr. Ted Latham
Cloud Recording of WSMP World Premiere of the Young Women Composers Camp commission,
“I Cannot Dance O Love.” May 31, 2020.
Composed by Sarah Kitten, a YWCC student. Text by J.W. Janzen.

YWCC aims to amplify the voices of young female-identifying and non-binary composers, to allow them access to a high level of musical training, and to work towards a more equitable and diverse composition field. The camp is hosted at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance.
More information on the camp can be found at:

For a full video of the concert, go to the Recordings Page.


New Executive Director and Board Member Appointed

At its May 15 meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously and enthusiastically approved Dr. Ted Latham as the new Executive Director of the Women’s Sacred Music Project, and Ms. Lisa Willson DeNolfo as the newest member of the Board. Dr. Latham and Ms. Willson DeNolfo’s bios are reprinted below. Welcome, Ted and Lisa! Dr. Edward …

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, …