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

IAWM is looking for Board Members

IAWM is looking for Board Members

Passionate about advocating for Women in music on a global scale? Consider joining the IAWM Board! We are searching for new Board Members to continue growing and expanding our organization.

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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

THANK YOU for your applications to the annual “Search for New Music by Women Composers” competition! Winners will be announced by the end of August!

Progamming Award & Education Grant

The call for these opportunities have been pushed back to September 1, 2022, with a deadline to apply of October 25, 2022.  Watch for the call in the LATEST NEWS section of the website!

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

August 22-26, 2022: IMS 2022

August 23-30, 2022: ISCM Conference

International Society of Contemporary Composers, Auckland & Christchurch, New Zealand

Music Conference Listings, International

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

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Hasu Patel

Composer / Performer / Educator

Migiwa Miyajima

Composer / Pianist / Producer

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer