[Updated September 10, 2020]
The Advocacy Committee encourages every composer and performer with a commercially produced CD to send it to appropriate stations--and, as Ursula Rempel says, "let us know that you have."
We encourage everyone who hears women's compositions over the airwaves or the Internet to thank the broadcasters.
A growing list of “friendly” stations follows. "Friendly" stations are those inclined to broadcast recordings of compositions by women and living composers.
[If possible, before mailing CDs, go to the stations' Web pages to get a sense of the types of music they play.]
ABC Classic (Australia). The Web address is http://www.abc.net.au/ classic/. Please direct correspondence relating to new releases and other broadcast proposals to the new network Daily Programming Unit - [email protected], address Daily Programming Unit, ABC Classic FM, GPO Box 9994, Sydney, NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA. The unit has a strong commitment to improving gender balance in classical programming across the board from early music to the latest compositions. Note that, while ABC Classic FM does not have a dedicated new music program on radio, the network does have the New Waves Podcast (https://www.abc.net.au/ classic/programs/new-waves/), a weekly podcast program of new Australian music and interviews.
For inquires regarding this program, and for event, recording, and production proposals relating to new and repertoire Australian music, please contact Australian Music Unit producer Stephen Adams ([email protected]). (NB: Stephen is also a member of the Daily Programming Unit.)
Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN, www.thebirn.com) now accepts both physical and digital music submissions for airplay. Physical copies should be sent to: Berklee College Of Music / Attn: The BIRN / MS-150- WTDV / Boston, MA 02215 / USA.
CBC Music (FM across Canada and northern U.S. on various frequencies, and http://cbc.ca/listen) carries In Concert, Sundays 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in any North American time zone. Host Paolo Pietropaolo ([email protected]) often features works by women of the past and the present. Other CBC Music classical music programs, including Tempo andShift, also regularly feature works by women. Paolo reports that episodes of his In Concert Revival Hour feature are available for on-demand listening "(although, for now, only in Canada). The composers on that feature are all from the past--neglected and forgotten composers--including many women composers. We're still in the process of uploading the back catalogue, but in case it should interest you to peruse the list and see what it's all about, you can find it here: cbc.ca/revival."
COAST TO COAST A.M. Composers and performers interested in having excerpts of their work played as "bumper music" on Coast to Coast A.M.--a commercial radio program carried by "more than 500 stations in the U.S., as well as Canada, Mexico and Guam" and "heard by nearly three million weekly listeners"--may want to see http:// www.coasttocoastam.com/ article/new-music-sundays. The first Sunday of every month, Coast to Coast A.M. plays short clips of new music as transitions between program segments.
ECR (ELLENSBURG COMMUNITY RADIO) streams Gathering Her Notes,a program focusing on "women's contemporary classical music from the late 20th and the 21st centuries with the occasional digression” online Thursdays 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time at eburgradio.com. Previous shows are archived at https://www.mixcloud.com/ Kathfraser/gathering- her-notes. Contact host Kath Fraser and send mp3s to [email protected]; the mailing address for CDs is 2150 Teanaway Road, Cle Elum WA USA 98922.
THE GRAND at 101.1 FM in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, and at www.thegrand101.com. Tom Quick’s show, Women in Music, is broadcast at least two Sundays a month, 10:00 P.M. to midnight Eastern Time. He is especially interested in Canadian content, and can be reached at [email protected].
HILDEGARD TO HILDEGARD (www.hildegardtohildegard.blogspot.com), "an exclusively female music show, ancient to contemporary, from
Hildegard von Bingen to Hildegard Westerkamp,"runs in the United Kingdom Thursdays at 2:00 P.M. (GMT) on Soundart Radio (www.soundartradio.org.uk). Producer Ariane Delaunois reports, "We offer air space to living female composers and sound artists, classical, electro- acoustic, electronic and experimental, any music written by women that isn't pop genre, singer- writer. We love receiving CDs (best to e-mail first); don't hesitate to submit your music!" The e-mail address is [email protected].
KALX (http://kalx.berkeley.edu/kalxfaq.htm). Information about submitting music is at http://kalx.berkeley.edu/submit_music.htm. Music directors Samy Long and Maddi Ghatak can be reached at [email protected] ("Do NOT email MP3's or other attachments!"). The mailing address is KALX / Attention: Music Director / University of California / 26 Barrows Hall #5650 / Berkeley, CA 94720-5650 (U.S.A.).Pandemic update: Music directors Samy Long and Maddi Ghatak report, "Unfortunately the station has been closed down due to a shelter-in-place decree that affects the entire Bay Area. We will not be able to exit our homes unless it is to get food or medicine, so sadly KALX is only running automated programming at this time.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and stay healthy."
KDFC (http://www.kdfc.com/) in San Francisco, California (USA) (online at www.kdfc.com). “Since we are now under the same programming umbrella as KUSC in Los Angeles, our (mostly) shared programming reaches more than a million listeners each week throughout the state of California (and beyond, on-line),” says music director Rik Malone. CDs may be sent to him at Classical 102.1 KDFC, 201 Third Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103. You may e-mail him through the Web page. Please note that Rik reports that "we try to stay as tonal and melodic as possible in our playlist."
KGNU-FM (www.kgnu.org). You may contact Timm Lenk, Music Director, through the Web page. The mailing address is KGNU-FM, 4700 Walnut St. Boulder CO 80301 (U.S.A).
KMFA (http://www.kmfa.org/) was named one of the IAWM's Honored Broadcasters for its commitment to broadcasting music written by women. Also at KMFA, IAWM member Kathryn Mishell— winner of the 2009 Gracie Award for Outstanding Portrait/ Biography, given by American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) in recognition of "superior quality in writing, production and programming," and the 2008 Silver Communicator Award of Distinction for Audio—produces and hosts Into the Light, which broadcasts women's compositions over the airwaves and the Internet (http:// www.kmfa.org/listen_index.htm). Contact KMFA: 3001 N. Lamar #100, Austin, TX, USA. Please note that Into the Light is on hiatus.
KMUD plays "anything but hard rock." Broadcasts are streamed on the Internet and archived. Go to www.KMUD.org to see which programs are appropriate for your vinyl records and CDs. Contact program hosts through the Website (http://kmud.org/).
KRVM (http://www.krvm.org/index.html). Owned by Eugene School District 4J, KRVM can be heard online at http://www.krvm.org/listen/ listen.html. "Our Women In Music show airs Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Pacific Time, and we are certainly open to receiving any CDs by women artists for consideration of airplay," says program director Stu Allen. "The show focuses on contemporary music as opposed to classical, jazz, or world music. CDs may be addressed to KRVM / Women In Music / 1574 Coburg Rd #237 /Eugene, OR 97401 (USA). I'll be sure they get into the right hands."
KTRU, affiliated with Rice University in Houston, TX (USA), produces Scordatura, which is dedicated to new music, avant-garde music, electroacoustic music, soundscape, and anything unusual. The station broadcasts seven hours of new music (many different kinds) each week. They also interview composers and performers of contemporary music on the show. The Web page is http://www.ktru.org/ (there's a "Listen Now" button). Composers and performers may send CDs and contact information to: Scordatura Show/KTRU-FM/Ley Student Center/Rice University/6100 Main St./ Houston, TX 77005.
KUFM plays a very eclectic mix of musical genres--from opera to hip hop. Its personnel have been known to read at length from liner notes of living composers. You may contact from the Web page: Michael Marsolek,
Program Director, or Susan Bensen, Morning Classics Music Director. Montana Public Radio, the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812-8064, USA. (406) 243-4931. 1-800-325-1565. http:// www.mtpr.net/contact.html.
Radio Horizon 93.9 FM in Johannesburg, South Africa. Station manager Dimitri Voudouris says that the station likes to broadcast "works by women/living composers." He prefers to be contacted before people send CDs: [email protected].
Radio Monalisa, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is available over the Internet at http:// www.radiomonalisa.nl. Patricia Werner Leanse produces and hosts Muziek Van Vrouwelijke Componisten (Music by Women Composers). Contact her through the Web site.
Sveriges Radio, Swedish Public Radio (http://sverigesradio.se/), carries Birgitta Tollan's series, Ord och bild blir musik. Levande tonsättare berättar (Words and Images Become Music. Living Composers' Stories),and Birgitta reports that she is "very interested in receiving CD's from composers and performers!" Composers and performers may contact her at [email protected]. Her surface mail address is Birgitta Tollan / H C Oersteds Vej 11 A, 3 T H / DK 1879 Frederiksberg C / Denmark.
WCNY Classic FM broadcasts Diane Jones’s Fresh From the WrapperThursday afternoons, 1:00-2:00 P.M. Eastern Time, “sampling works from the newest CDs we’ve received in the studios.” There is “no need to e-mail before sending CDs” to this classical music station. Jazz CDs for the separate HD stream ought to be clearly marked “jazz.” Recordings can be sent to Diane Jones / WCNY 415 W. Fayette St. / Syracuse, NY 13204 / USA.
WCRB. In 2009, WCRB was bought by WGBH. WCRB’s 99.5 FM is all classical. CDs may be sent to: WGBH /Attention: Alice Abraham / 1 Guest Street / Boston, MA 02135 (U.S.A.). For further info & playlists go to www.wgbh.org.
WDRT. Composer William Neil is the host of WDRT Radio's Symphony Sunday (http:// williamneil.net/?page_id=1093), in Viroqua, WI (USA). The program is broadcast at 91.9 FM 9:00-11:00 A.M. Central Time and streams live at wdrt.org. Contact: [email protected].
WERA 96.7 FM in Clarendon, VA, USA (http://wera.fm/about/wera-lp- radio- arlington). Joe Gueron, host of GloBeat, says he would be “happy to discover new talent,” and asks that composers, performers, and their agents e-mail him at
[email protected] before mailing CDs to Joseph Gueron/6207 Lakeview Drive/ Falls Church, VA 22041/USA.
WETA (http://www.weta.org/fm). Classical WETA 90.9 FM accepts all proposals via the U.S. Postal Service. Send CDs you would like considered to WETA-Classical 90.9FM / 2775 South Quincy Street / Arlington, VA 22206 (USA).
On WFCF (Flagler College Radio in St. Augustine, Florida, USA, www.musicofourmothers.com), IAWM member Ellen Grolman hosts Music of Our Mothers, Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on iheartradio.com and on 88.5 FM; NPR-affiliate WFWM carries the show at 91.9 FM in Frostburg, MD, on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to noon. See WFCF listing below.
WFWM (91.7 FM, in Frostburg, MD, USA, 10:00-noon Eastern Time Fridays). "If you are interested in possibly having some of your music performed on the show," Grolman says, "feel free to send the CD to me. Please send your CD(s) with details regarding duration, movement/ movement title, and performers (and program notes if available) to the address below and I will endeavor to air your repertoire. If at all possible, please mark the information directly on the CD itself; separate sheets of paper are easily lost. Please do not send the CDs by registered or certified mail. Both the recording quality and performances must be excellent in order for the CD to be aired.” : Ellen Grolman / 192 Anastasia Lakes Drive / St. Augustine, FL 32080. Her e-mail address is [email protected].
WFIU Public Media (wfiu.org) in Bloomington, IN focuses some of its programming (primarily the weekly contemporary music program Wednesdays at 11:00 P.M. Central Time and a subsequent podcast) on emerging composers. "We acknowledge the importance of recognizing the work of living composers and seek to create new avenues especially for young composers to have their music heard. We would also like to feature prominently the work of women composers. We encourage composition students or other emerging composers . . . to submit CD quality recordings
of . . . original works for consideration for airplay." Interested parties may contact WFIU's Music Director Joe Goetz at [email protected] or (812) 855-3451. CDs and accompanying information may be posted to WFIU Music Director Joe Goetz / 1229 E. 7th St. / Bloomington, IN 47405 USA.
WGBH (www.wgbh.org/ classical is now news/jazz (also world & Celtic). In 2009, WGBH bought WCRB. CDs may be sent to: WGBH /Attention: Alice Abraham / 1 Guest Street / Boston, MA 02135 (U.S.A.). For further info & playlists go to www.wgbh.org.
WERU-FM Community Radio in East Orland, Maine, USA, broadcasts and streams Women’s Windows at weru.org Sunday nights 8:00-10:00 P.M. E.T. Women’s Windows highlights women’s accomplishments found mostly “under the radar”—diverse music and spoken word. Mailing address:Women's Windows, attn.: Linda Washburn, WERU Community Radio, PO Box 170, East Orland, ME 04431. Email: [email protected].
Whisperings (www.SoloPianoRadio.com) plays solo piano music exclusively. Composers and performers are invited to go to the submissions link at the bottom of the home page, to check whether recordings are currently being accepted.
Classical WHQR, 92.7fm and 91.3fm/HD2, in Wilmington, NC, is also streamed at WHQR.org. Music director Pat Marriott asks that people email him at [email protected] before mailing recordings to him at WHQR / 254 N. Front Street, Suite 300 / Wilmington, NC, USA 28401.
WHRB (http://www.whrb.org/). CDs may be sent to: WHRB c/o Classical / 389 Harvard Street / Cambridge, MA 02138 (U.S.A.).
WMBR (88.1FM / 3 Ames Street / Cambridge MA 02142 (U.S.A.) http:// www.wmbr.org). Classical music director Alley Stoughton reports, “We at WMBR are happy to receive CDs for consideration. Also happy to receive email [[email protected]] regarding pieces/CDs.” CDs can be sent to her for her program, Not Brahms and Liszt (http:// alleystoughton.us/not-brahms-and-liszt/). Not Brahms and Liszt features “classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Stravinsky to Reich to Frances-Hoad and onward.”
Ken Field ([email protected]), hosts The New Edge (http:// wmbr.org/newedge) Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m. on WMBR; on WOMR/ WFMR 92.1FM/91.3 FM Provincetown/Orleans, MA, USA (http:// womr.org) on Wednesday nights midnight-2:00 a.m.; and at various times, at http://taintradio.org, He characterizes The New Edge as "devoted to creative and innovative instrumental music.”
Pandemic Update: On May 4, 2020, Ken Field reported, "While our studios are inaccessible due to the pandemic, we cannot receive physical mail sent to the station. Please send music submissions as digital download links, with streaming preview option if possible."
WMNR 88.1 FM in Monroe, CT, USA, and at https:// wmnr.instantencore.com/web/ page.aspx?title=Listen. Broadcaster Dominique Johnson, who hosts a classical program Fridays 8:00 A.M. to noon, encourages people to email her at [email protected] and send CDs to her attention at WMNR Fine Arts Radio, 731 Main Street, Monroe, CT, USA 06468.
WMUA 99.1 FM (http://www.wmua.org/). E-mail ([email protected]) before sending CDs, to avoid duplication. Send CDs to Max Shea or Classical Music Director / WMUA / 105 Campus Center / University of Massachusetts / Amherst, MA 01003 (USA).
WNUR is committed to listen to every recording submitted to it, and plays quite a range of genres. According to the station's Web page, "There's no reason to contact anyone at WNUR before sending your music; however, if you want to ask any questions, you should contact the music director or producer of the show you are sending your music to." Please see WNUR's Web site: http://www.wnur.org/about/ wnurfaq.html#Should_I_contact_you_before_sending_my. The address is WNUR 89.3 FM / Attn: [genre of music] / 1877 Campus Drive / Evanston, IL 60201 (USA). To listen online, click on a link at http://www.wnur.org/.
WOSU-FM (http://www.wosu.org/) at Ohio State University may be heard over the Internet: http://www.wosu.org/radio/listen-live/. For composers and performers interested in sending CDs to the station, the address is
WOSU-FM / WOSU Public Media / 2400 Olentangy River Road / Columbus OH 43210-1027 (USA). Music Director Beverley Ervine may be reached at [email protected].
WPRB. Classical Discoveries on WPRB, 103.3 FM and online at www.wprb.com in Princeton, NJ (USA), regularly plays women composers' music. Winner of the 2005 ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award, Classical Discoveries (Wed. 5:30-11:00 A.M. Eastern Time) is devoted to little known repertoire of all musical periods with an emphasis on the old (Baroque and before) and the "New Classical Music." Composers and others interested in sending CDs should first e-mail Marvin Rosen from the Web page, http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org, because, he says, "Occasionally I receive a CD from a composer of a genre that is not suitable for my program or a recording I already have."
WQXR (http://www.wqxr.org/). To have recordings considered for WQXR, the 24-hour classical station, please send them to the attention of the Music Department. To have them considered on Q2, a 24/7, online music stream that celebrates 500 years of new music, please send them to the attention of Alex Ambrose. The address is Classical WQXR 105.9 / Attn: [appropriate person or department] / 160 Varick Street, Eighth Floor / New York, NY 10013 (U.S.A.). "Please know we receive a tremendous number of CD submissions, and thus call backs will only be made to artists with whom a show is interested in working."
WRR-FM (http://www.wrr101.com/?id=1) in Dallas, Texas, streams classical music on the Internet, at http://www.wrr101.com/stream.shtml. Contact program director Kurt Rongey at [email protected] or send recordings (CDs only) to Box 159001 / Dallas, Texas 75315-9901 (USA). Telephone: (214) 670-8888.
WXXI-FM 91.5 in Rochester, NY, USA (streamed worldwide on the Web, at http:// interactive.wxxi.org/listen). Contact music director (and midday host) Julia Figueras ([email protected]), who handles new recordings, schedules interviews with composers and performers, and writes the classical e-newsletter.
A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers by Pamela Youngdahl Dees
Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Classical MIDI Archive, includes a selection of early music women composers MIDI files, sequenced by Hansjakob Heldstab
Lied, Art Song and Choral Texts Archive, includes a number of historical women composers such as Anna Amalia, Amy Beach, Augusta Holmes, Joanna Kinkel, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and others.
Renaissance & Baroque Music: Composers, wide panorama of early music history, including many women composers.
Women Composers Scoreography (University of Oregon)
Women Composers – database by Kapralova Society
Women Composers Collection: Hath Trust Digital Library
Women Conductors - database by Kapralova Society
Women in Music Theory: Resources / Links, from the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music Theory
Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Polish Music Reference Center
Mary La Bolduc (Travers) (1894-1941), from “Women in Canadian Music”
Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946), by Benjamin Robert Tubb
Nadia Boulanger, the Nadia Boulanger Experience by Helen Crayford
Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina by Erica Land, Clara Lau, Colette Gagnon
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944), published bio-bibliography by Marcia J. Citron
Gloria Coates, bibliography in progress by Ralph Hartsock
Ruth Crawford (Seeger) (1901-1953), published biography by Judith Tick
Clara Edwards (1880-1972) page by Jami Kimble
Marie de France (fl. 1160-1215), International Marie de France Society
www.peggygilbert.org – The Peggy Gilbert Website, featuring information about Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band – compiled and maintained by Jeannie Pool
EM FAQ: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Discography
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, CD & biography from Summit Records
Marie Jaëll (1846-1925), Pianist and Composer, information, links, sources
Marie Jaëll, by Lea Schmidt-Rogers
Kassia, from Other Women’s Voices
Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858), Enclyclopedia of Revolutions of 1848: discusses Kinkel’s political and social activism in Germany
Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), famous portrait (etching, 1917) by Emil Orlik, Limited Edition Graphics
Leonarda Productions: Classical, Medieval and Contemporary Recordings,
Books, Music, Posters
Alma Mahler (Werfel) 1879-1964, biography page, from German Exiles in Southern California
Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel), published biography by Françoise Tillard
Edna Frida Pietsch (1894-1982), biographical material and compositions list
Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1888-1953), manuscript collection, University of Arkansas Libraries
The Maud Powell Society for Music and Education, dedicated to preserving the legacy of American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920) and furthering her musical ideals by encouraging young people to cultivate music. The Society is a resource on American and British classical music history and the significant contributions women have made to music throughout the ages. This site offers information about Maud Powell and the Society’s programs, publications and events including its magazine on women in classical music.
EM FAQ Barbara Strozzi Discography
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), page by HNH, with caricature
Louise Talma (1906-1996), website by Louise Talma Society
Elizabeth Turner (pub. 1750′s-80′s), Songs and Lessons for the Harpsichord, facsimile from Jacks Pipes & Hammers, England
Women Composers Collection – Sibley Music Library, Women composers materials collected as a result of a project by the elementary music students of Edward Hines of Wendell, Massachusetts. During the 1993/94 academic year, music students wrote to a number of women composers to request scores and recordings of their compositions, as well as information about their lives, work, and musical training. Collection also contains a number of scores, many with accompanying recordings on tape, compact disc, video tape, or LP.