About the TWC

The Tucson Women’s Chorus brings the joy of singing together in harmony to women and girls in Southern Arizona. Founded in 2002, our songs reflect the deep connection music brings across cultures.

Our Mission

Our mission as a chorus is to help women “find their voice,” and to extend the opportunity to singers and audience alike to explore music from around the world in our intentional effort to bring greater understanding of many cultures and traditions. Through understanding can come an experience of peace as we musically walk in another's shoes... however briefly.

Artistic Director, Catherine Shaw

Catherine Shaw has served as Artistic Director since 2015 with the Tucson Women’s Chorus. She first served as Interim Director for a year; this is her third year as Artistic Director.

During her tenure as director, Catherine has become well known for her high-energy conducting style.

Prior to joining the Tucson Women’s Chorus, Catherine served as Principal Clarinetist of the Vassar College and Mahagony orchestras, as well as the lead musician for several chamber ensembles. She has also participated in a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Vassar College.

Registration Fee & Fee Waivers

Registration fee for a series is $80/adult. Girls attend at no charge when accompanied by a member adult. Registration fee can be paid in installments (see Registrar). Members are responsible for the full (or adjusted) tuition once they commit to joining the chorus by attending two rehearsals (even if for some reason members drop out later during the series).

Fee waivers are available for those in true need (as in -- “If I don’t have a fee waiver, I cannot participate.”). We operate on the honor system and request that you ask for as little fee waiver assistance as possible. We encourage everyone to make some contribution, no matter how small, in the spirit of appropriate energy exchange.

We ask all members to support the fundraising efforts of the membership for the Tucson Women’s Chorus programs so that no woman ever needs to be turned away due to lack of funds.

NOTE: There is ongoing registration available throughout the series. Newcomers are always welcome. We have a pro-rated registration fee for those who join after the first month of rehearsals

We welcome all singers!

Do not let funding issues discourage you from joining us. We want your voice to be heard so please, join us in song!

Karleena, Director Founder, Karleena Ravenwood

Karleena Ravenwood founded Tucson Women’s Chorus in 2002. She was a Natural Voice Practitioner who committed herself to helping women “find their voice” in song. Karleena passed away in 2016. Tucson Women’s Chorus continues to support her legacy in song.