Awareness & Advocacy

Advocating for women in music around the globe and promoting their music through concerts, competitions, conferences, and grants.

Our Mission

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) fosters and encourages the activities of women in music.

The Vision

The IAWM is the world’s leading organization devoted to the equity, promotion, and advocacy of women in music across time, cultures, and genres.

Providing a voice for women in music since 1995

What We Do

Advocacy & community

Advocating for increased visibility and programming for women in music across all disciplines

Champions for Equity

Combating discrimination against women in all genres and disciplines in music (inclusivity)

A Platform for women's voices

Publishing articles about the work of women in music, conference & festival reports, research, reviews, and more


Providing support, resources, and access to award and grant opportunities via IAWM programs

Latest News & Updates

2021 Annual Concert

2021 Annual Concert

Recognizing the accomplishments of IAWM member composers and increasing the awareness of the musical contributions of women. Howard University in Washington D.C., November 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

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IAWM Educator Grant

IAWM Educator Grant

The International Alliance for Women in Music is offering a $300 classroom grant to music educators of students aged 4-18. This grant is to help teachers bring a greater focus on women in music…

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Advertising Rates

Advertising Rates

Advertise in the Journal of the IAWM. Camera-ready ads are due December 30 (for the Winter Issue), March 30 (for the Spring issue), June 30 for the Summer Issue, and September 30 (for the Fall issue).

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Membership Opportunities

Concerts & Competitions

Search for New Music

The IAWM has announced its annual “Search for New Music by Women Composers” competition. Membership in IAWM is required, but the call is open to IAWM women-identified composer members.

Programming Award

The deadline for the 2021 Programming Award is September 15th, 2021. Awards are open to any solo performers, performance groups, or arts organizations that are current members of IAWM. Look under PROGRAMS for more details.

Radio Requests

Since 2004, the IAWM has used the Radio Requests campaign to promote broadcasts of music by women composers. Every week, participants in the IAWM’s listserv and visitors to this Web page are encouraged to ask local and Internet stations to play work by a chosen woman composer.

IAWM Calendar

September 15, 2021 Application Deadlines

Applicant Deadline for submissions for the Programming Award and for the Educator Grant

October 2021 Webinar Series

BEYOND THE NOTES  Watch here for the fall schedule TBD

November 16, 2021 - ANNUAL CONCERT

November 16th 7:30pm at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Monica Jakuc Leverett

Piano & fortepiano

Hannah Selin

Composer / Violinist / Vocalist

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer