• The

    Dominant

    Music

    Club

    Honoring Women in Music Since 1906

  • Welcome

    Thank you for visiting the Dominant Music Club website. Here you will find information about our historic organization, our new scholarship program, a roster of current and past members, and ways to dig deeper into the history of the amazing women who have paved the way for female musicians in Los Angeles today.

     

    Please check our current calendar to see our upcoming performances by our members and their guests. Our Recitals & Teas are open to the public, and a $5 donation is asked of all non-members.

  • Scholarship Program

    This is the inaugural year of our scholarship program, established as an outreach to our music community. Each year we will select an outstanding woman between the ages of 18-30 years of age from various fields of music.

     

    This year we will choose an upcoming woman composer. The winner will receive $500 and will be given a performance opportunity in which her composition will be heard.

    How to Apply

    Applicants are to submit one composition of their choosing to the Chair of the Woman Composer Scholarship Committee, Geraldine Keeling.

    Woman Composer Scholarship Committee

    Adrienne Albert

    Julia Hwang

    Dr. Anne LeBaron

    Dr. Margaret Meier

    Sally E. Mosher, Esq.

    Jan Sanborn

    Alex Shapiro

    Dr. Williametta Spencer

    Donate to the Scholarship Fund

    All donations are welcome! For more information, please contact our Treasurer, Linda Williams Pearce.

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017

    "The Art of the Carousel"

    In Memory of Frank W. Harman III

    4:00 PM Tour, Music, Libations & Picnic

    5:00 Presentation by Lourinda Bray, Carousel Band Wagon & French Horn Trio

     

    Cecilia Cloughly, Cindy Henderson-Deane & Karen Klages

     

    Running Horse Studio

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    1:30 PM Membership Meeting

    2:00 PM Recital & Tea

     

    David Speltz, Cello

    Connie Kupka, Violin

    Anna Chan Ching, Piano

     

    Home of Connie Kupka

    Saturday,

    December 9, 2017

    Fourteenth Annual Earl & Leila Webster Holiday and Christmas Program

    1:30 PM Membership Meeting

    2:00 PM Recital and Tea

     

    Deborah Erftenbeck & Geraldine Keeling,

    4-hand Piano

    Arlene Thomas, Soprano & Gene Brundage, Bass

    with Jan Sanborn, Piano

     

    Home of Fritzie Culick

    Saturday, February 10, 2108

    1:30 PM Membership Meeting

    2:00 PM Recital & Tea

     

    Adelaide Sinclair, Mezzo-soprano with Coleen Thatcher, Piano

    Anne Tomlinson Presentation: "Young Choral Voices"

    Barbara Klump, Organ

     

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    Pasadena, CA

    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    1:30 PM Membership Meeting

    2:00 PM Recital & Tea

     

    Christin Webb, Bassoon

    Margaret Worsley, Clarinet

    Natalie Ross & Arturo Salgado, 4-Hand Piano

    Jan Sanborn, Piano

     

    Home of Coleen Thatcher

     

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    1:30 PM Membership Meeting

    2:00 PM Recital & Tea

     

    Agatha Hou, Piano

    Carolyn Osborn, Violin

    Steve Durnin, French Horn

    Susan Sverck, Piano,

    Linda Williams Pearce, Soprano

     

    Home of Rhoda Tuit

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    Dominant Music Club Annual Banquet

    "Keep Looking Up"

    Oakmont Country Club

  • Our History

    Ruth Miller Chamlee

    ...as told by Ruth Miller Chamlee at our annual banquet in May of 1972:

     

     

    “Once upon a time when a few, (and a very few) of us were young, and most of us were waiting up yonder to be born....(in fact it was the tenth of September 1906), a group of Los Angeles women met in the studio of Miss Mary O’Donoghue to discuss the organization of a club for women musicians. Their objective was the promotion of social fellowship and the advancement of musical culture in Los Angeles. Both Miss O’Donoghue and her colleague, Mrs. Blanche Hennion Robinson, were accompanists for the fine choral group of men who called themselves “The Ellis Club.” She and Mrs. Robinson, who alternated in this work, felt that women should form a musical group; hence, this meeting

    Alma Gluck & Louise Homer

    There were nine ladies on this first occasion, AND I MEAN LADIES! They had just returned from vacations at the beach bedecked in the swimming costumes of the day: full bloomers, sailor blouses, long black stockings, bathing shoes and hats. They put aside these revealing clothes which showed their limbs from the knee to the ankle, donned their Gibson Girl blouses and floor length skirts, and decided to do something to make Los Angeles a city of culture.”

  • Origins of the name "Dominant"

    "...named by Mr. Adolph Wilhartitz, of beloved memory, because of his conviction that the most important place in the scale of life is filled by women."

    Adolph Wilhartitz
  • Archival Records

    Historical Records from the Dominant Club are available for scholarly research at:

    HUNTINGTON LIBRARY

    Rare Books and Ephemera Department

    1151 Oxford Road

    San Marino, CA 91108

    Dominant members visiting the Huntington Library Archives

    Contact:

    Alan Jutzi, Curator

    ajutzi@huntington.org

    (626) 405-2178

  • Donate

    How to support the Club

    Maria Thresher Webb

    The Dominant Club is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization

    Consider becoming an honored Affiliate of the Dominant Music Club

    As an Affiliate, you will receive a special invitation to all of our Recital & Tea events.

     

    All donations made to the Dominant Music Club are fully tax deductible.

     

    If you wish to support the efforts of the Dominant Music Club to support female musicians in Los Angeles today while preserving the history of the women in music who came before us, please contact our Treasurer Linda Williams Pearce.

     

    Gizella & Wendell Greenlee

    Affiliates

    Affiliate members include those individuals who wish to support the Dominant Club’s mission of honoring women in music by donations of money and major services-in-kind. Various categories of gifts range from yearly gifts of $25 to $1000.

     

    FRIENDS

    (yearly gift of $25-$99)

    WAYNE BEHLENDORF

    FRITZIE CULICK
    LEA FRATELLO
    NOBUKO FUJIMOTO
    DR. RICHARD KEAGY

    SUZANNE SHAPIRO
    MARY AND THOMAS TRIMBLE

    RHODA TUIT

    NANCY WORK

     

    PATRONS

    (yearly gift $100-$149)

    GIZELLA GREENLEE

    KAREN ROMNEY

    BRENDAN ROSS

    ARTURO SALGADO

     

    PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE

    (yearly gift of $150-$299)
    PATRICK WEBB PRICE
    JAMES AND COLEEN THATCHER

     

    SILVER CIRCLE

    (yearly gift of $300-$999)
    ELIZABETH BAKER AND TOBY PUGH
    DR. HENRY F. FLIEGEL
    LEILA WEBSTER (In Memory of Earl and Steven Webster)

     

    PLATINUM CIRCLE

    (Members whose support of the Dominant Club continues in perpetuity)

    DOROTHY ROBINSON
    KATHERINE CAMERON EBBERT
    MARIA THRESHER WEBB

    GERTRUDE CLEOPHAS
    HELEN THRESHER SIMONEN

    ENID DAILY
    LOIS LYNN ROGERS STONEMAN

    WILBERNA WIGELSWORTH

    ELINOR REMICK WARREN

    EVELYN HOOD
    THOMAS OSBORN D.M.A. (Patron)

  • Contact Us

    For general information regarding the Club, please contact our President Katherine Dryden.

    For information about our historical archive, please contact our Archivist Nannette Kliger.

    For information about our Recitals & Teas, please contact our Social Chair Geraldine Keeling.

  • Membership

    Leila Webster welcoming new Club members Holly Shaw Price, Patricia Mabee & Mary Rawcliffe
  • Executive Board

    2017-2018

    PRESIDENT

    Katherine Dryden

     

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Sarah Bloxham

     

    TREASURER

    Linda Williams Pearce

     

    PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

    Coleen Thatcher

    Natalie Ross

    Carol Elaine Osborn

     

    MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIRS

    Helen Farson

    Agatha Hou

     

    RECORDING SECRETARY

    Lynda Sue Marks-Guarneri

     

    CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

    Linda Fern Fay

     

    FINANCIAL SECRETARY

    Genette Foster

     

    SOCIAL CHAIR

    Geraldine Keeling

     

    ARCHIVIST/HISTORIAN

    Nannette Kliger

     

    ADVISORY COUNCIL

    Jeannine Wagner

    Arlene Thomas

    Leila Webster

  • Current Members

    All members have been nominated and voted into membership because of an acknowledged and significant contribution to the musical life of Los Angeles.

     

    Click on a member's name for more information.

    Adrienne Albert, composer

    Mary Wai-Yin Au, piano

    Elizabeth Baker, violin

    Galina Barskaya, piano

    Anne Seeley Bates, soprano, choral conductor

    Margaret Batjer, violin

    Artemis Bedros, piano

    Sarah Bloxham, mezzo-soprano

    Linda West Brown, organ

    Nancy Carr, clarinet

    Anna Chan-Ching, piano

    Carolyn Chu, piano

    Dr. Cecilia Cloughly, french horn

    Marie Brown Curea, piano, accompanist, teacher

    Katherine Dryden, mezzo-soprano, accompanist, choral conductor

    Dr. Louise Earhart, piano

    Deborah Erftenbeck, piano

    Helen Farson, keyboardist, conductor

    Linda Fern Fay, piano

    Julie Feves, bassoon

    Genette Foster, violin, musicology

    Adeline Green, piano

    Dr. Noreen Green, conductor, piano

    Agatha Hou, piano

    Yin Yin Huang, piano

    Julia Hwang, soprano, composer, keyboardist, educator

    Dr. Chika Inoue, saxophone

    Leslie Katz, violin

    Geraldine Keeling, piano

    Nannette Kliger, piano, teacher

    Barbara Klump, organ, choir director

    Connie Kupka, violin

    Dr. Alice Anne LeBaron, composer, harpist, teacher

    Kristi Lobitz, piano

    Patricia Mabee, piano, harpsichord

    Patricia Maki, flute

    Lynda Sue Marks- Guarnieri, soprano, percussion

    Michelle Matsumune, flute

    Dr. Margaret Shelton Meier, composer

    Twyla Meyer, piano

    Frances Moore, violin

    Sally E. Mosher, Esq., harpsichord, composer

    Victoria Muto, soprano, teacher

    Dr. Frances Nobert , organ, piano, professor

    Sachi Okumoto, piano

    Carol Elaine Osborn, soprano

    Carolyn Osborn, violin

    Joyce Osborn, violin, teacher

    Linda Williams Pearce, soprano

    Holly Shaw Price, soprano, educator

    Patricia Price, soprano

    Lissie Quishenberry, choral conductor, educator

    Mary Rawcliffe, soprano

    Natalie Ross, piano

    Jan Sanborn, piano, composer, arranger

    Michelle Jo Santoso, piano

    Dr. Katherine Setar, piano

    Alex Shapiro, composer

    Susanne Shapiro, harpsichord, forte-piano

    Adelaide Sinclair, mezzo-soprano

    Dr. Williametta Spencer, composer, pianist, organist

    Lois Steinberg, soprano

    Dr. Cecily Sweeney, piano, musicologist

    Joyce Sweeney, spinto soprano

    Carolyn Sykes, harp

    Coleen Rhodes Thatcher, piano

    Arlene Thomas, soprano

    Janice Tipton, flute

    Anne Tomlinson, choral conductor

    Judith Townsend, soprano

    Jeannine Wagner, mezzo-soprano, conductor

    Christin Webb bassoon

    Leila Anseen Webster, lyric soprano

    Margaret Worsley, clarinet

  • Honorary Members

    Marilyn Horne, Honorary Member

    Claudine Carlson, soprano

    JoAnn Falletta, conductor, lutenist

    Dame Evelyn Glennie, percussion

    Hillary Hahn, violin

    Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano

    Libby Larson, composer

    Susann McDonald, harp

    Carol Neblett, soprano

    Jessica Rivera, soprano

    Alice Shoenfeld, violin

    August Read Thomas, composer

  • In Memoriam

    Louise Pixa

    In Memoriam, Members

    DELPHINE TODD COLBY

    MRS. JIRAH D. COLE

    ELSA VON MENASCO

    MARY ESTA GROVES

    HELEN SMYSER McKNIGHT

    MRS.ROBERT SMITH

    KIE JULIE CHRISTIN

    CAROLYN A. ALCHIN

    PEARL BURKE SELBY

    BERESFORD JOY

    MINNIE HANCE JACKINS

    KATHERINE KIMBALL FOREST

    GRACE M. STIVERS

    ELIZABEITH EICHELBERGER

    CARRIE COUGER

    INGA NELSON BROWN

    LOUISE NIXON HILL GEISSLER

    ESTELLE HEARTT DREYFUS

    MARY O’DONOGHUE

    MARGARET GOETZ

    CATHERINE COLLETE SHANK

    MAUD R. WANKOWSKI

    GERTRUDE ROSS

    MIABELLE EVERETT

    MABEL BROUSSEAU

    BLANCHE ROGERS LOTT

    OLGA STEEB

    CODELIA SMISSERT

    HARRIET OGILVIE

    KATHERINE E. STONE

    GRACE ADELE FREEBEY

    JENNIE WINSTON

    JENNY KEMPTON HAMILTON

    JENNY HAGEN GOODWIN

    ANNIE YAWTHORPE

    EVA FRANCES PIKE

    BERTHA VAUGHN

    GERTRUDE PAINE SHERRY

    INA GOODWIN

    NORMA ROCKHOLD ROBBINS

    JANET SPENCER

    LILY LINK BRANNAN

    MADELINE AKERS

    ALICE COLEMAN BATCHELDER

    MABEL CROWELL

    MARGARET COLEMAN

    SADIE DOUGLASS HAMILTON

    BESSIE FUHRER ERB

    MARY GOWANS MACDONALD

    VERNA C. BLYTHE

    ANNIE L. MARTIN

    E. EMILIE BAXTER

    ABBIE NORTON JAMISON

    JENNIE L. JONES

    BERTHA WILBUR

    FRANCES WARREN HAYNES

    MARION KERBY

    LILLIAN BACKSTRAND WILSON

    MME. LA NORA YEATMAN GRIFFITH

    MARIA THRESHER WEBB

    MURIEL MAXWELL

    MRS. CECIL FRANKEL

    GERTRUDE B. PARSONS

    IDA SELBY OLSHAUSEN

    MELBA HUNT

    HARRIET JOHNSON

    ISABELLE CURL PIANA

    MONNIE HAYES HASTINGS

    FRIEDA PEYCKE

    ELIZABETH COPELAND

    CONSTANCE BALFOUR HITCHEN

    ANN THOMPSON McDOWELL

    CARLOTTA COMER –WAGNER

    ARTIE MASON CARTER

    JULIE HOWELL OVERSHINER

    HULDA C. DIETZ

    KATHERINE CAMERON EBBERT

    BLANCHE W. ROBINSON

    BLANCHE BROCKELBANK

    EVA YOUNG ZOBELEIN

    EDNA GUNNAR PETERSON

    GERTRUDE CLEOPHAS

    ALICE MOCK

    JESSIE WEIMAR

    MARY TEITSWORTH CHERRY

    JANE GRAY DAVIS

    EDNA CROWELL LEVY

    RUTH E. COURTOIS

    RUTH M. WIDENHAM

    JEAN COLWELL HOUGHTON

    DAISY SINCLAIR

    LEAH EFFENBACH

    LILLIAN JACKSON SARGENT

    HELEN THRESHER SIMONSEN

    PHYLLIS HAUSMAN LOEB

    VIRGINIA THORNTON

    VADAH OLCOTT BICKFORD

    IRENE ROBERTSON

    MARJORIE DUNCAN BAKER

    FRANCES COPELAND

    Henrietta Pelta

    JESSIE MACDONALD PATTERSON

    IVY MAE TRAVIS

    LUCILE FOWLER MARKS

    CAROLYN HELMS

    LAURA GRIFFING

    GERTRUDE COHEN RIESE

    JEAN WISWELL

    RUTH MILLER CHAMLEE

    AMY NEILL

    PAULINE ALDERMAN

    INEZ HALLORAN MAURY

    ALMA LOWE CREIGHTON

    MARGOT JEAN

    ILSE FOERSTEL BLISS

    DOROTHY GLEASON

    ANITA BAICHER

    FRANCES ANN WISHARD

    DOROTHY CHESS

    MARY ENGBERG

    ENID DAILY

    ROXANNA BYERS

    RUTH HOWARD DUFFY

    LOIS LYNN ROGERS STONEMAN

    MAY HOGAN CAMBERN

    ELIZABETH BERGER

    HELEN WARD HUMPHREY

    WILBERNA WIGELSWORTH

    GEORGIA WILLIAMS MEHRA

    ZARUHI ELMASSIAN VARTIAN

    DOROTHY GONTZOFF

    NAOMI REYNOLDS

    ELTHEA TURNER

    LORRAINE ECKARDT KIMBALL

    ELINOR REMICK WARREN

    CATHERINE JACKSON

    ELIZABETH WALBERG

    WINIFRED FALL

    MARY BOOTH

    GENEVIEVE JAISSLE

    JEAN WYLIE HAUCK

    OLGA BALOGH

    OLGA FREEARK

    RUZA PAIDAR STACKHOUSE

    EVELYN PADDOCK SMITH

    MARY GREEN PAULOO

    DR. ALBERT TESSIER (PATRON)

    HARRIET PAYNE

    MAE GILBERT REESE

    DR. HARRY SILVER (PATRON)

    ELISE BAXTER MOENNIG

    EVELYN HOOD

    JUNE MONTGOMERY

    MARGARETHA LOHMANN

    JANE SULLIVAN

    EDITH KRITNER

    LOIS HUFF CEPPARO

    SOCIA MIRKIL

    GERALDINE SMITH HEALY

    RUTH SWAN

    DOROTHY JEAN HARTSHORN

    POLLYANNE BAXTER

    JOYCE FIZZOLIO

    BERNICE HUTCHINSON

    JEAN OLLIS

    DOROTHY ROBINSON

    LAVERNE DAYTON

    JAN WAGNER (PATRON)

    MARNE DUNLAP LAIDIG

    THOMAS OSBORN D.M.A. (PATRON)

    PEGGY GILBERT

    DELPHINE FAHRINGER

    MARGARET HINDEE

    CORNELIA KORNEY

    NATALIE LIMONICK

    GWENDOLYN ROBERTS

    ESTHER (“Ouija”) WIEDOWER

    EARL LEROY WEBSTER (PATRON)

    HELENA SUNDGREN

    LYNN ROSNER (PATRON)

    ENID JACOBSEN

    PAULINE DELMONTE
    DOROTHY LEDGER

    JEAN A. ELDREDGE

    DR. MARION VREE BROWN

    JOCELYN KEAGY (PATRON)

    DIANE RADKE

    MARILYN SAVAGE

    TAMARA MASLOFF

    HENRIETTA PELTA

    CAROL SKINNER

    LOUISE PIXA

    RUBY LUBAN

    DOROTHY SPAFARD HULL

    FRANK W. HARMAN, III (AFFILIATE)

    Nan Merriman

    In Memoriam,

    Honorary Members

    Mme. ERNESTINE SCHUMAN-HEINK

    JOHANNA GADSKI

    TERESA CARRENO

    ADELA VERNE

    MAUD POWELL

    JEANNE JOMELLI

    KATHERINE FISK

    MARCELLA SEMBRICH

    LILLIAN NORDICA

    MARY GARDEN

    ALMA GLUCK

    ELLEN BEACH YAW

    LOTTIE TAUSCHER

    MRS. H.H.A. BEACH

    ANNA V. MUKLA

    CARRIE JACOBS BOND

    ISABEL MORSE JONES

    ALICE COLEMAN BATCHELDER

    DR. MARY CARR MOORE

    MRS. L.E. BEHYMER

    BESSIE BARTLETT FRANKEL

    MARCELLA CRAFT

    HARRIET WARE

    MME. ROSA RAISA

    JEANETTE MACDONALD

    FLORENCE M. IRISH

    HELEN TRAUBEL

    Naomi Farr

    Mme. ROSINA LHEVINNE

    ETHEL BARTLETT ROBERTSON

    MARJORIE LAWRENCE

    RUTH MILLER CHAMLEE

    PAULINE ALDERMAN

    DOROTHY HUTTENBACK

    ELINOR REMICK WARREN

    DOROTHY KIRSTEN

    GENIA LUBOSHUTZ

    RADIE BRITAIN

    JARMILLA NOVOTNA

    DOROTHY BUFFUM CHANDLER

    DOROTHY ELLIS HOPPER

    NADINE CONNER

    DR. CATHARINE CROZIER

    BIRGIT NILSSON

    ELEONORE SCHOENFELD

    EUDICE SHAPIRO

    SHIRLEY VERRETT

    DOROTHY WARENSKJOLD

    NAN MERRIMAN

    NAOMI FARR

    IVAN GALLARDO (Poet Laureate)

    MARNI NIXON

    MARALIN NISKA