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 Dr. Liane Curtis.

Susan C. Cook, Ph.D., Musicology, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Co-editor of Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music; co-editor of Bodies of Sound: Studies Across Popular Music and Dance, (Ashgate, 2013); author of Opera for a New Republic: the Zeitopern of Krenek, Weill, and Hindemith (1988).
Learn more about Prof. Cook.

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), and the author of  Dusty!: Queen of the Postmods (Oxford Univ. Press, 2008).   Learn more about Dr. Randall.

Advisory Board

Stephen Banfield, Professor of Music, The University of Bristol

Laura Macy, Ph.D., Musicology.   Former editorial staff for music books at Ashgate Publishing.  Formerly Editor-in-Chief, Grove Dictionaries of Music, published by Oxford University Press

Diane Walsh, Concert Pianist and friend of Clarke

Honorary Members

Virginia Eskin, Concert Pianist and Educator

(In memoriam) Mrs. Ursula Vaughan Williams,
Widow of the composer and friend of Clarke

Eugenia Zukerman, Flautist and Journalist