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

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

April 7-8, 2023, New York City, USA

May 30-June 4, 2023, Madison Wisconsin, USA

June 22-24, 2023, Portland OR, USA

NEW MUSIC GATHERING, Portland Statue University,                IAWM – Equity and Inclusion Through New Music

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 2023

Coming Soon! The call for submissions to the Search for New Music Awards will be announced March 1 with a deadline of May 7th.

Annual Concert Call for 2023

In 2023, the Annual Concert will be held in Antwerp Belgium in November. The call for composers AND performers will go out in March.  Watch for the call in the LATEST NEWS section of the website!

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Hasu Patel

Composer / Performer / Educator

Migiwa Miyajima

Composer / Pianist / Producer

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer