Related Sites

Related Sites


Arsis Press - Publisher of concert and sacred music by women composers founded by Clara Lyle Boone in 1974. Arsis means ‘upbeat’ in Italian, and is the preparatory movement of a conductor’s baton. In recognition of the historic role of Arsis Press, the archives are housed in the Music Division of the Library of Congress.

Certosa Verlag – German publisher devoted itself exclusively to the publication of music by women composers. In the sphere of Modern Music, Certosa Verlag cultivates collaboration world-wide with renowned contemporary women composers representing the most varied stylistic directions of New Music.

ClarNan Editions - Founded by the American musicologist Barbara Garvey Jackson, who serves as editor and publisher, ClarnNan Editions has been publishing historic music by women composers since 1984.

Hildegard Publishing Company - Founded in 1988 by the American pianist, composer, and teacher Sylvia Glickman (1932-2006) to promote and preserve the music of women composers of the past and present.

Noteworthy Sheet Music - provides beautifully edited, downloadable parts and scores of unusual transcriptions and arrangements, composers’ new works, and rare historical music in facsimile editions.  They offer selected, previously unpublished contemporary music by distinguished American composers.

Other Sites of Interest

Anna Larson Memorial Website – Anna Larson (1940-2007) was a composer, lyricist, and playwright. She was an active and beloved member of American Women Composers, Inc., and the IAWM. Her music is published by Arsis Press (see above).

CID–Femmes - Luxembourg’s Centre d’Information et Documentation–Femmes (Women’s Information and Documentation Center) also sponsors public events, including festivals and concerts of music composed by women.

The Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation – The Foundation is a charitable organization, established in 1982 by Dr Ferdinand Eckhardt, former director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, in memory and honor of his late wife, the composer and musician Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, and her first husband, the German Expressionist Walter Gramatté, to advance public appreciation of the musical and artistic works of these two people.

International Music Council of UNESCO – Founded in 1949 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), the IMC promotes musical diversity and access to culture for all, and unites organizations in some 150 countries in building peace and understanding among peoples of all cultures and heritage..

Kapralova Society – A non-profit arts organization based in Toronto, Canada, founded by Karla Hartl in 1998 to build awareness of women’s contributions to musical life and to promote the music of the Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940).

National Association of Composers/USA – A non-profit organization founded in 1933 by Henry Hadley (1871-1937) for the promotion and performance of American concert hall music. With a national office in Los Angeles, California, and ten regional chapters, NACUSA presents chamber concerts that feature music by its members. It maintains a web radio station and offers CD recordings and published scores.

National Music Council of the United States – Founded in 1940, this council of almost 50 music organizations, including the IAWM, provides a forum for discussion and represents the interests of the IAWM and other member organizations in the International Music Council of UNESCO, listed above.

Signature, Women in Music Magazine – The online international magazine of The Maud Powell Society for Music and Education, Signature is devoted to the achievements of women in classical music, past and present.

Stichting Vrouw en Muziek – Women and Music organization in The Netherlands.

Svensk Musik (Swedish Music Information Centre) – A membership organization for composers in Sweden, owned by STIM, the Swedish Performing Rights Society.

VPO Watch – Vienna Philharmonic Watch, an advocacy project of the International Alliance for Women in Music.

Wikipedia – Lists of female composers (in the Western tradition) by birth year and by name provide links to further articles and extensive resources. (Editing and facts-checking are not always to professional standards, so use caution.)

Women in Music (UK) – A national membership organisation that celebrates and supports women’s music making and raises awareness of gender issues in music.