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



Submit your proposals for papers, presentations, Lecture recitals, scores for performance and more by May 15, 2024 for the 2025 Conference in Colombia.

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Annual Concert

Annual Concert

Submit your electronic and electro-acoustic works to IAWM’s annual concert. Submissions due May 7, 2024.

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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

April 11-14, Vienna, Austria

The Opera Europa Spring Conference 2024, Austria,

April 13-14, 2024, Los Angeles, USA

Asian Classical Music Initative International Conference, Call for scores, papers  Los Angeles, California,

April 29 - May 1, Bruges, Belgium

33rd International IAMA Conference, Belgium,

May 13-17, Berlin, Germany

Classical Next 2024, Germany,

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

The Search for New Music Call for Scores will go out March 1, 2024.

Annual Concert 2024

The call for works for the 2024 Annual Concert will go out March 1, 2024. 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