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

Programming Awards

Programming Awards

Applications are now open for IAWM’s Programming Awards. Soloists, ensembles of any size, and arts organizations may apply. Submissions are due by October 25. See below for more information.

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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. Applications are due by October 25.

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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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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

September 22-23, 2022 & November 10-11, 2022

International Conference on Musical Theater and Opera   Vancouver British Columbia, September 22-23 and in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, November 10-11

October 12-15, 2022

New Music Festival 43  @ Bowling Green University, Ohio, USA

October 13-14, 2022: ICME

International Conference on Musicology and Ethnomusicology, London, England; also in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in November & Istanbul Turkey in December

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

Pauline Alderman 2022 Award

The call for submissions to the bi-annual “Pauline Alderman” musicology award will be released October 15th with a deadline of November 15th.

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!

IAWM Members

Today’s Featured Members

Hasu Patel

Composer / Performer / Educator

Migiwa Miyajima

Composer / Pianist / Producer

Linda Dusman

Composer / Educator

Libby Meyer