Article Archive

The IAWM, ICWM, AWC, and ILWC Article Archive

These archival articles from the ILWC Journal, the IAWM Journal and Proceedings of the International Congress on Women in Music are arranged in alphabetical order by author’s last name.

If you have articles from these publications in a digitized format in your possession and they are not included in this archive already, you may email the digitized articles to and they will be posted to this archive also. Additionally, we are on the lookout for digitized articles from the American Women Composers publications.

Alburger, Mark – The Final Frontier with Nancy Bloomer Deussen

Alderman, Pauline – Four Generations of Women in Musicology

Ambrose, Jane P. – Say Can You Deny Me

Anderson-Harold, Beth – The Internet for Women in Music

Anshutz, Kay Pech – Marga Richter: Snow Mountain: A Spiritual Trilogy

Beath, Betty – Australian Broadcasts

Beath, Betty – The International League of Women Composers

Beath, Betty – Reviews: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Eleanor Cory

Beck, Eleonora – Elizabeth Austin’s Wilderness Symphony

Beck, Eleonora – Elisabetta de Gambarini: Six Sonatas for Harpsichord, and Elizabeth Hardin: Six Lessons for the Harpsichord

Beck, Eleonora – Works by Elizabeth Scheidel-Austin, Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Susan Hurley, and Tina Davidson

Billock, Becky – Gender Issues in Student Competitions and Performances: Thoughts on Collected Anecdotes

Bond, Victoria – Mrs. Satan, The Woman Who Dreamed of Becoming President

Boone, Clara Lyle – Action Aisle: Orchestral Programming Advocacy

Boone, Clara Lyle – All-Male Programming: An Antitrust Violation?

Bowers, Jane – Current Issues in Feminist Musical Scholarship: Representation and Gender Performance, Identity and Subjectivity, and Telling Stories about Women’s Musical Lives

Bowers, Jane – Women’s Music and the Life Cycle

Bremer, Carolyn – Ruth Crawford

Broe, Carolyn Waters – Louise Lincoln Kerr (1892-1977): Composer, Performer and Patron

Brusa, Elisabetta – Albania 1994 Report

Brychcin, Irene – Faust by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: An American Premiere

Burns, Debra Brubaker – Contributions of Selected British and American Women to Piano Pedagogy and Performance

Burns, Kristine H. – The 1997 Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference

Burns, Kristine H. – The 14th Annual Festival of New Music and Art “Art and Spirituality,” Bowling Green State University, October 7-10, 993

Burton, Canary and Jeanne Brossart – WOMR 92.1 FM, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Buzzarté, Monique – Advocacy: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Buzzarté, Monique – Advocacy Action: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Buzzarté, Monique – Hildegard von Bingen

Buzzarté, Monique – We Need a Man for Solo Trombone: Abbie Conant’s Story

Carlsson, Mikael – Women in Film Music – Or How Hollywood Learned to Hire Female Composers for (at least) Some of Their Movies

Carter-Schwendler, Karen L. – Virgil Thomson’s Herald Tribune Writings: Fulfilling the “Cultural Obligation” Selectively

Cavalieri, Grace – The Composer As Muse: Writing Words for Music by Vivian Adelberg Rudow

Chastain, Susan – A Conversation With Libby Larsen: A transcription of a taped telephone interview from April 17, 1995

Chaves, Mary (a.k.a. Emma Zevik) – AWC at Lesley College

Chiti, Patricia Adkins – The Third International Festival and Interdisciplinary Symposium

Chiti, Patricia Adkins – DONNE IN MUSICA: A Progress Report

Chiti, Patricia Adkins – Donne in Musica from the Administrator’s Perspective

Ciobanu, Maia – The First International Women’s Musical Meeting: Athens, Greece, March 17-18, 1997

Clearfield, Andrea – The Salon: An 18-Year Philadelphia Tradition

Coeyman, Barbara – Betty Ann Miller, Pianist: Music by Maria Hester Park, Marie Bigot and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Cohen, Aaron I. – Compiling the International Encyclopaedia of Women Composers

Collingridge, Caroline – Romanian Spring: Report of a Romanian Music/Arts Tour in South-East England

Collingridge, Caroline – Round Table on Human Rights and Cultural Policies in a Changing Europe: Helsinki, Finland, April 29-May 2, 1993

Collingridge, Caroline – Vienna Congress Report – Female Music Rush-Hour: The Ninth International Congress on Women in Music

Colton, Glenn – Composers’Corner, Canadian Composer Jean Coulthard and Artist Emily Carr: Spiritual Encounters With Nature

Colton, Glenn – The Piano Music of Jean Coulthard: A Legacy of Beauty and Inspiration

Davis, Susan E. – Gena Branscombe: “She walked to the sound of invisible trumpets”

Davison, John – Reviews: Hildegard Chamber Players

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Female Rush Hour in Vienna: The Ninth International Congress on Women in Music

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Future of Women in Music

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Music of Women Composers in Rio de Janeiro

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Reports from the Interim Executive Committee

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Vienna, October 1994, a report: Extending Sound Possibilities in Vienna

de Marez Oyens, Tera – The Vienna Summer Seminar of New Music

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Vrouw en Muziek

de Marez Oyens, Tera – Work List

de Kennessey, Stefania – A Letter to Members of American Women Composers, Inc.

de Kennessey, Stefania – Message From the President

de Kennessey, Stefania – Outgoing President’s Message

de Kennessey, Stefania – President’s Message

Diemer, Emma Lou – Backward and Forward Looking

Diemer, Emma Lou – A Czech Republic Concert of American Women Composers

Diemer, Emma Lou – Works by Violeta Dinescu Recorded on Two CDs

Diemer, Emma Lou – Composers’ Corner Recording in Prague

Dinescu, Violeta – A “Mini-Portrait” of Ilona Brege

Dinescu, Violeta – Music Review: Chamber Works by Two New Zealand Women Composers

Dinescu, Violeta – A Report from Chisinau-Moldova: the International Festival of Contemporary Music

Dinescu, Violeta – Gelb: Neues Hören by Eva-Maria Houben

Dinescu, Violeta – Intercultural Musical Studies: Music, Gender and Culture

Dionne, Pamela Moore – Lynette Westendorf Debuts Her New Work, Dreams of the Internal Animals

Deussen, Nancy Bloomer – Award Winners of the 16th IAWM (1997) Search for New Music

Edwards, J. Michele – Theory and Music II: A Continuing Dialogue

Edwards, J. Michele – Historical Perspective

Edwards, J. Michele – Judith Shatin: Talking Music

Edwards, J. Michele – What Does Music?

Elkins-Marlow, Laurine – College Music Society Meeting

Epstein, Selma – An Abstract: A Reference Guide to Researching the Music of Women Composers

Epstein, Selma – Composer Interview: Ruth Schonthal

Epstein, Selma – Teaching and Performing in China

Erickson, Susan – Maria A. Niederberger: Music Between Two Continents

Ericson, Margaret D. – Women, Music, and Gender in Print: A Current Bibliography

Evans, Rosemary – Cassette Review: Margaret-Lucy Wilkins: Struwwelpeter (Shock-headed Peter)

Evans, Rosemary – Whose Music’ Conference, Manchester, England

Fábregas, Elisenda – The Mostly Women Composers Festival

Field, Lucille – Reviews: Urban Diva

Fine, Elaine – Victoria Jordanova: Requiem for Bosnia and Other Works (Four Preludes, Once Upon a Time, Variations for Harp)

Finger, Susan – Pauline Alderman: Musicologist, Teacher, Composer: Part I

Finger, Susan – Research Methodology for the Doctoral Dissertation on Women in Music

Fleischer, Tsippi – The Kuopio-Finland International Seminar on “The Middle-East as a Cultural Source

Fleischer, Tsippi – Is There a Future for Women in Music?

Fletcher, Guy – Composers’ Corner,” Performing Rights Organizations in Great Britain and the United States

Flückiger, Esther – Iris Szeghy: An Interview with the Composer

Folio, Cynthia – Anne La Berge: Blow

Folio, Cynthia – Music of Our Time: Works by May-Tchi Chen, Margaret Garwood and Sylvia Glickman

Folio, Cynthia – CD Releases by Shulamit Ran

Fowler, Jennifer – Words from a Composer

Fowler, Jennifer – Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994)

Fowler, Jennifer – The BBC Proms: Where are the Women?

Friou, Robert – Pianist Eleanor Elkins’ Concert

Fry, Stephen M. – The musicALASKAwomen Conference in Fairbanks: A Participant’s Perspective

Fry, Stephen M. – Pauline Alderman Award Winners 1993

Fry, Stephen M. – The Pauline Alderman Awards for New Scholarship on Women in Music (1996)

Fry, Stephen M. – International Congress on Women in Music

Fry, Stephen M. – Johana Harris: In Memoriam (1913-1995)

Fry, Stephen M. – Research Methodology in the Study of Women in Music

Fry, Stephen M. – Women in Music: A Selected List of Books, Pamphlets, and Dissertations

Gardner, June – American Music Center: The Outreach Project

Garwood, Margaret – In Search of a Libretto

Gier, Christina – CD Reviews: Katherine Hoover: Five Compact Discs

Glickman, Sylvia – Message From the Editor

Glickman, Sylvia – Message from the New IAWM Journal Editor

Glickman, Sylvia – Outgoing Editor’s Message

Gray, Anne – Artie Mason Carter: Mother of the Hollywood Bowl

Gray, Anne – The Story of Elsa Hilger ~ 100 Years of Harmony

Gray, Anne – Miriam Gideon (1906-1996): A Jewish Pioneer

Grönke, Kadja – University of Oldenburg: Composers Colloquium 1997

Gutwirth, Madelyn – Historical Perspective: The Music Study Club of Bryn Mawr

Gutwirth, Madelyn – The Inspiring Career of Sylvia Glickman (1932-2006): A 20th-Century Woman in Music

Hamer, Janice – Tsippi Fleischer: Vocal Music

Hanawalt, Anita – The Empress of Online: Reflections of an Experienced Online Instructor

Harley, Maria Anna – Composers’ Corner: Notes on Polish Women Composers

Hartl, Karla – In Search of a Voice: The Story of Vitezslava Kapralova

Hartl, Karla – Vitezslava Kapralova: An Annotated Catalogue of Her Works

Hayes, Deborah – American Musicological Society Committee on the Status of Women (CSW)

Hayes, Deborah – Classicism à la Mode: Late-Eighteenth-Century Women Composers and their Music

Hayes, Deborah – In memoriam: Harriett Bolz (1909-1995)

Hayes, Deborah – Discovering Our History: ClarNan Editions of Early Music

Hayes, Deborah – Feature Editor’s Message

Hayes, Deborah – Conference Report: International Musicological Society Meeting

Hayes, Deborah – Peggy Glanville-Hickes (1912-1990): International Composer

Hayes, Deborah – Women Composers, The “Condensed” Version: A Review of The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers

Hayes, Deborah – Women in Music: An Encyclopedic Bibliography

Himmelbauer, Regina M.E. – News from Austria

Himmelbauer, Regina M.E. – The Situation of Women Musicians in Austria

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – CD Releases: Interesting and Exciting Experimental Sound Art

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – Classical Music by Women: Recent Releases on Compact Disc

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – Compact Disc Update: Releases of Interest from Composers’ Recordings Inc.

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – From a Woman’s Perspective: Art Songs

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – Report from Hong Kong: The 1996 International Computer Music Conference-”On the Edge”

Hinkle-Turner, Elizabeth – Report from Iowa: World Premiere of Tower’s Night Fields

Hoffman, Cheryl Gobetti – Persis Parshall Vehar: a personal profile

Hoffman, Laura – Members’ News

Hogan, Leslie – Society of Composers, Inc. – Region VI conference

Huang, Molly Vivian – Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Selected Music for Piano

Hubbard, Monica J. – American Choral Directors Association National Convention, San Diego, California, March 5-8, 1997

Hubbard, Monica J. – Anonymous No More!

Hubbard, Monica J. – Reports: The American Choral Directors’ Association Western Division Convention

Huey, Lam Ming – Malaysian Music and Composer Valerie Ross

Hunt, Merle – The Marina del Rey-Westchester Symphony Concert of Women Composers (Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 1997)

Iitti, Sanna – Kaija Saariaho: Stylistic Development and Artistic Principles

Iitti, Sanna – L’amour de loin: Kaija Saariaho’s First Opera

Johns, Michael – Sheila Silver: To the Spirit Unconquered

Johns, Michael – Works by Beth Anderson, Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Melinda Wagner

Johnson, Calvert – Women in Music Courses at Agnes Scott College

Karp, Peggy – Vivian Fine — A Reminiscence

Karpf, Juanita – American Muses: Women Making Music/Exploding the Stereotypes

Karpf, Juanita – Amy Beach and Her Chamber Music: Biography, Documents, Style

Karpf, Juanita – Reconsidering the Musical Canon

Karpf, Juanita – Catalogue of Published Works for String Orchestra and Piano Trio by Twentieth-Century American Women Composers

Karpf, Juanita – Women, Music and Creativity: A Symposium on Music and Gender Celebrating Nine Centuries of Women Composers

Kearns, Ann – Chard Festival of Women In Music

Killam, Rosemary – Feminist Theory and Music 3: Negotiating the Faultlines

Kilstofte, Anne – An Interview with Judith Lang Zaimont: The Dual Process of the Cliburn Competition

Kilstofte, Anne – Remarks

Kim, Dana – Floating Along the East Coast with the Perfume River Ensemble from Hue, Vietnam

Kim, Dana – From Vietnam

Kim, Jin Hi – The 18th Asian Composers League Conference and Festival Manila, the Philippines, January 19-26, 1997

Lai, Sheung-Ping – An Asian Female Composer’s Survival in the United States

Larson, Anna – Premiere of COAL: music and libretto by Judith Shatin – a concert report

Lastres, Magaly Ruiz and Marta Castellón – Cecilia Arizti Sobrino (1856-1930): Cuban Composer

Lauer, Elizabeth – Dinescu’s Quatrain

Lauer, Elizabeth – Tsippi Fleischer-Vocal Music

Lauer, Elizabeth – Pizer and van Appledorn on North/South Consonance CD

Leach, Cathy – The International Women’s Brass Conference: Personal Reflections

Lenel, Jane – Women in Medieval Music-Recovering a Lost Tradition

Leonard, Kendra Preston – “Two Hard Etudes and a Schumann Number”: American Women, Repertoire and Mentoring in France, 1921-1951

Libby, Cynthia Green – From Bach to Vivace Press: The Metamorphosis of Barbara Harbach

Libby, Cynthia Green – Reviews: “Coming of Age and Coming Out: Musica Femina After a Decade

Libby, Cynthia Green – Performers’ Place – The Commissioning Performer

Libby, Cynthia Green – Review: “A Pure Heart in Service to God”

Lindsey, Roberta – American Music-American Women

Lochhead, Judy – Composer Portrait: Anne LeBaron

Lycan, Mary – Response: Women in Music Cycles

Mabry, Sharon – Theresa Koon’s Promise Fulfills

Macaulay, Janice – Special Sessions on the Status of Women at the Joint Annual Meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory, November 3-7, 1993 in Montréal

Madar, Esther – An Interview with Israeli Composer Tsippi Fleischer

Mantals, Viv – In Memoriam: Yvonne Desportes

Mattar, Nahla – Women Musicians in Egypt

McCarthy, S. Margaret William – Critics’Circle,” Women’s Words About Music: American Newspaperwomen as Music Critics

McCarthy, S. Margaret William – Grace Spofford: Educator, Internationalist, and Organization Woman

McCartney, Andra – Creating Worlds for My Music to Exist:Women Composers of Electroacoustic Music in Canada

Mei, Xie – Li Yiding, Award-Winning Chinese Composer

Meier, Margaret – Taste of a World Without Gender Bias

Mercier, Anita – The Glass Ceiling in International Orchestras: The Case of Female Cellists

Meyer, Eve – Message from the Editor

Milew, Jean – The Voiceless Who Need to Shout: Issues Confronting Women with Children in Academia

Mirchandani, Sharon – Works by Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Gail Barber and Stefania de Kenessey

Mirchandani, Sharon – Elizabeth Austin: Reflected Light and Sonate für Blockflöte

Mirchandani, Sharon – Judith Tick: Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer’s Search for American Music

Moore, Undine Smith – My Life in Music

Nachman, Myrna – Reviews: Tsippi Fleischer: Art Music Settings of Arabic Poetry

Nachman, Myrna – Tania Leòn: Indigena

Natalini, Giovanna – “Conferences,” Symposium and Festival – The Second International Symposium and Festival Donne in Musica

Nishizaka, Taeko – Louise Farrenc: Why Did Her Music Fade into Oblivion?

Odagescu, Irina – Musical Life and Female Composers in Romania

O’Leary, Jane – Women Composers in Ireland: A Changing Profile

O’Leary, Jane – Report from Latvia: International New Music Festival

O’Leary, Jane – Tera in Ireland

Oliveros, Pauline – Edith Gutierrez: Emerging Composer

Osborne, William – Art Is Just an Excuse: Gender Bias in International Orchestras

Ostrander, Linda – ILWC Members Receive Rave Press

Ottenberg, June – Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings (In One Movement), Opus 89

Petersen, Barbara – Women Composers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, or Yes, Nancy, There is Life after Fifteen!

Petteys, Leslie – Ruth Schonthal: The Canticles of Hieronymus; Gestures; Self Portrait of the Artist as an Older Woman

Pizer, Elizabeth Hayden – Message from the Chair

Pool, Jeannie – A Conversation With Pianist Althea Waites: Sexism, Racism, and Music

Pool, Jeannie – At the Epicenter: The International Institute for the Study of Women in Music

Pool, Jeannie – Beverly Grigsby Marks Her 75th Birthday with a Compact Disc and Concert

Pool, Jeannie – ‘Music of the Americas’: Cancelled!

Pool, Jeannie – Saxophonist and Band Leader Peggy Gilbert Celebrates 100th Birthday in Hollywood

Pool, Jeannie – Zenobia Powell Perry, An American Composer

Pool, Jeannie – Top Ten Things I Learned While Making the Documentary “Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band”

Pool, Jeannie – The Women-in-Music Movement: Then and Now

Schlegel, Ellen Grohlman – Emma Lou Diemer: A Consummate Musician

Schleifer, Martha Furman – Publishing with Sylvia Glickman: A Recollection

Shapiro, Alex – Compose, Communicate and Connect

Shen, Ted – An Interview with IAWM President Patricia Morehead

Smith, Catherine Parsons – Interview with Katherine Hoover

Stephan, Naomi – Is it Just (,) You Girls? A Plea for Women’s Choral Music

Sunn, Casper – Kay Gardner: The Last Decade

Sunn, Casper – In Memoriam: Kay Gardner Memorial

Vercoe, Elizabeth – Two Interviews With Vivian Fine – external link

Woodard, Kathryn – Music in the Imperial Harem and the Life of Ottoman Composer Leyla Saz (1850-1936)

Wylie, Ruth Shaw (interview) – Ruth Shaw Wylie (1916-1989): A Musical Consolidator

Zaidel-Rudolph, Jeanne – Pride, Prejudice and Power: Being a Woman Composer in South Africa

Zaimont, Judith Lang – In Memoriam: Sylvia Glickman