Advocacy & Public Relations

IAWM Advocacy & Public Relations Committee

The Advocacy & Public Relations Committee aims to promote IAWM’s awareness worldwide, and stimulate membership through developing industry allies and memberships/partnerships, integrating projects that promote the music and awareness of women in music and outreach to media and broadcasting.

Natalie Williams, chair
Linda Rimel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
Ursula Rempel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
Sabrina Peña Young, social media networking websites

  • The Advocacy Committee encourages performances, recordings, and broadcasts of women’s music. Every week, through our Radio Requests campaign, we promote the work of a particular woman composer, and we are compiling a list of “friendly” radio stations, those inclined to broadcast work by women composers.
  • We monitor concert programs and encourage concert programmers to include compositions by women.
  • Our work to end discriminatory employment practices has included, in recent years, protests of the Vienna Philharmonic’s North American tour. For more information, please see VPO Watch and William Osborne’s Web page.