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

2022 Conference

2022 Conference

The SCHEDULE is complete!! Click below for the full scoop There is still a few weeks to register for the conference. Click below to access the full schedule and to Register!

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Register for Webinar

Register for Webinar

Please tune in for The Art of Resilience and the Power of Creating Possibilities Webinar with Gabriella Di Laccio on Saturday, May 7 at 5pm GMT / 1pm EDT.

Click below for information on registering!

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The BIG LIST of Women Composers

The BIG LIST of Women Composers

Our partner, Donne-UK’s BIG LIST of Women Composers is an ever-expanding list featuring more than 5,000 women composers. Check out this amazing list!

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Membership Opportunities

Concerts & Competitions

Search for New Music

DEADLINE APPROACHING!  MAY 7th – Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for the 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.

Annual Concert

A plethora of diverse music will be at the IAWM Conference June 2-4 in Covalis, Oregon, Antwerp Belgium, and streamed from various locales. See the CONFERENCE page for more details. The  Annual Concert will resume in 2023. 

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


June 2-4, 2022: IAWM Conference

Call and (HER) Response: Music in a Time of Change; Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon, U.S.A. 

14. Juni – 19. Juni 2022 Media Sound Hamburg

11th International Hamburg Summerschool for Film music, Game music and Sound design

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Hasu Patel

Composer / Performer / Educator

Migiwa Miyajima

Composer / Pianist / Producer

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer