International Alliance for Women in Music


IAWM Committees

IAWM members are encouraged to join and participate in our various committees based on your interests and talents. Click below to read descriptions of each committee. Contact the President or committee chair if you are interested in furthering IAWM’s many activities.


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.

Wanda Brister, Chair open
Linda Rimel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
Ursula Rempel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts

Awards & Concert Committee

The IAWM Awards / Concert Committee is comprised of three subcommittees which plan, coordinate and communicate the IAWM annual concerts and awards.

Search for New Music (SNM)- honoring compositions by women
Michelle Cheng, Chair & Monica Buckland

Pauline Alderman Awards - honoring writing about women and music
Monica Buckland

Concert  - plans the annual IAWM concert
Natalia Kazaryn Chair & Natalia Rojcovscaia

Educator and Performer Awards Committee
Dana Reason and Carrie Page, co-chairs
Kimcherie Lloyd


Communications & Website Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for all external communication from the IAWM website and social media sites. This committee works closely with the Advocacy & Publicity and Marketing committees and the rest of the board in developing organizational communication messaging. It is comprised of three subcommittees:

IAWM Website
Angela Elizabeth Slater, web content

Sarah Westwood, webmaster 

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, listserv

Eve R. Meyer, journal editor in chief

Samantha Ege, journal editor assistant

Kimberly Greene

Lynn Gumert

Anita Hanawalt

Deborah Hayes

Social Media Networking

OPEN, Lil Lacy & Angela Elizabeth Slater

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee vigilantly seeks out international and U.S. sites for future Conferences.  Any institution wishing to host a Conference should contact the committee chair or president.  During the two years preceding a Conference, the committee supports the preparations by the host committee.

Dana Reason


Marketing & Development Committee

The chair puts forth all marketing and fundraising recommendations. This committee carries out IAWM's Marketing and Development Strategies to increase external knowledge and membership for IAWM, and to coordinate all development activities. Members work closely with the Advocacy and Communications Committees.

Marketing: Chair: Kathryn Woodard and Natalia Kazaryn 

Development: Chair: Kerensa Briggs and Matthew Hoch


Finance Committee

The committee coordinates with other IAWM committees on income producing projects and approves all non-budgeted expenses. The chair is responsible for all financial transactions for IAWM, including financial updating, fiscal management and developing the budget.

Deb Saidel, Chair &  Christina Rusnak

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee verifies and maintains the informational database for all members, circulates a directory and executes the annual membership drive.

Kelly Vaneman, Chair & Natalia Rojcovscaia & Kerensa Briggs

If you are looking to join or renew your membership, you may do so here.


Nominations/Elections Committee

The IAWM board invites people to nominate themselves and others, with permission, to the IAWM board. The Nomination / Election Committee receives nominations and supporting materials, and facilitates the annual election of new board members.  Contact the President or committee chair if you are interested in joining the board and/or serving on one of IAWM’s committees.

Dana Reason, Chair and Samatha Ege