President's Message

A Message from the President

Welcome to the International Women’s Brass Conference Website!


This organization and I first crossed paths when, as a young tubist just starting out in the performance world, I attended the very first IWBC Conference in 1993.  That conference opened my eyes to the high level of performance excellence, the camaraderie and warmth we experience in our field, and the potential for growth we each possess as performers and educators.

We are men and women. We are professional and amateur performers, students and teachers, from all walks of life, brass players and beyond. We are spread across the globe. Our mission is to educate, develop, support and promote women brass musicians, and inspire continued excellence and opportunities in the broader musical world.

We welcome you to attend our conferences, volunteer, compete, enjoy our music making, and work with us to help remove continued barriers to success for all musicians. I hope this website provides all the information you are looking for, and please contact me at any time with ideas, questions and suggestions. Follow us on Facebook, and find us on Twitter and Instagram @IWBC_BRASS.

Thank you!

Joanna Ross Hersey
President, IWBC
[email protected]