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



The Conference Registration for WOMEN OF THE WOLRD is LIVE! Join us June 15-23, 2025 in Bogotá and Medellin Columbia for the IAWM/CMS international Conference!

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IAWM is looking for Board Members

IAWM is looking for Board Members

Passionate about advocating for Women in music on a global scale? Join the IAWM Board! We are searching for new Board Members to continue expanding our organization to represent women in music globally.

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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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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

July 17 - 21, 2024 | Eau Claire Wisconsin, USA

World Flute Society

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JULY 19 - 28, 2024 | Zlin, czech republic

International Conducting Institute (ICI)

Annual Czech Conducting Workshop and Concert

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july 21 - 25, 2024 | Flagstaff, Arizona, usa

International Double Reed Society Conference

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july 29 - august 2, 2024 | fort collins, colorado, usa

International French Horn Symposium

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July 29 - Aug 11, 2024 | Santa Cruz, California, USA

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

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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

Thank you for all who submitted!  Announcements will be made in August 2024.

Annual Concert 2024

Thank you to all of you who submitted. Winners will be announced in July. 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