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 in our global community

Champions for Equity

Combating discrimination against women in all genres and disciplines in music  with a focus on inclusivity and equitable opportunities

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

Editor Search

Editor Search

IAWM is seeking applicants for Editor in Chief and Assistant Editor for our journal to begin August 1st! Click below for additional information to apply.

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Thank you to all who submitted! Applicants will be notified the first week of June; Registration begins the second week of June for the 2025 Conference in Colombia.

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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 works by a chosen woman composer.

IAWM Calendar

May 14-17 2024, Berlin Germany

Classical:NEXT 2024 Conference,

May 28-June 1, Garden Grove, Orange County, California, USA

48th International Trumpet Guild Conference 2024

May 29-June 2, 2024, Madison WI, USA

LunArt Festival – Celebrating Women in the Arts

June 6-8, 2024, Houston Texas, USA

League of American Orchestras National Conference,

Music Conference Listings, International

Music Conferences 2022/2023/2024 is an indexed listing of upcoming meetings, seminars, congresses, workshops, programs, and more.

Membership Opportunities

Concerts & Competitions

Search for New Music 2024

The Search for New Music Call for Scores will go out March 1, 2024.

Annual Concert 2024

The call for works for the 2024 Annual Concert will go out March 1, 2024. The University of Minnesota in Duluth will host the concert on October 19, 2024.

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Hasu Patel

Composer / Performer / Educator

Migiwa Miyajima

Composer / Pianist / Producer

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer