International Alliance for Women in Music

2022 Conference

Every three years, IAWM brings together performers, composers, scholars, innovators, conductors, audio engineers, improvisers, theorists, and more who celebrate, challenge, and transform our future through music.


IAWM’s 2022 Conference

Call & (Her) Response: Music in the Time of Change

When: June 2-4, 2022

Where: Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon

Hosted by Oregon State University on their campus between June 2 through 4, 2022, the International Alliance for Women in Music, in association with OSU’s College of  Liberal Arts and the Office of Academic Affairs, the conference will be an in-person event with virtual satellite events from across the globe.  If you are unable to or uncertain about traveling, you can also join remotely from the comfort of your home!  Covid 19 guidelines can be found here:

This conference will bring together people (women AND men) who celebrate Women in Music and challenge, and transform our future with cutting-edge music, music technology, and innovative scholarship resulting in increased visibility, opportunities, and connections. We are creating a collective and community-based cultural happening to elevate, celebrate, and situate female and female identified creatives in music with all kinds of experiences, from all different places and music-making spaces.The submissions included those taking risks to chart new ground, unheard voices advocating for sound practitioners and makers; those reimagining equity and inclusion in the world of making music and curation, and those reaching back to advocate for students, friends, colleagues, and the next generation. 

Keynote Speaker: Renowned Musicologist and Researcher Nina Eidsheim from UCLA, will be our featured keynote speaker. Eidsheim’s research interests include multi-sensoriality, production and perception of vocal timbre, twentieth and twenty-first century music vocal music and opera, critical studies in race and gender, performance studies, sound studies, and voice studies. She will discuss the power of the panaudicon listening technology, the ways in which it is wielded, and the ramifications of its use. Her research has been published in journals including American Quarterly, Opera Quarterly, Current Musicology, The Senses & Society, Postmodern Culture, and TRANS-Transcultural Music Review.

Schedule Highlights: 

Virtual Listening Gallery and YouTube Videos from 20+ composers and sound artists


Check-in begins at noon

First sessions begin at 1:15

5:00 Reception

7:00  – The University of New South Wales’  Australia Ensemble concert by contemporary Australian composers


8:00 Check-in and Morning Coffee / Tea

9:00 First sessions begin 

Noon- Live Concert (Streaming), Featuring the IAWM Performers,  Composers, Technologists, Bella Voce, and the OSU Jazz Band! 

1:00 Lunch to mix and mingle

2:00 Keynote Presentation:  Nina Eidsheim (UCLA), “The Body as Music’s Terroir”

Afterward: More sessions

5:00 Dinner on your own

7:00 Activity: “Cinema’s First Nasty Women Featured Collection: Discussion & Live Film Scoring”



8:00  Morning Coffee / Tea

Activity:  “Deep Listening Workshop” Jaiyue Cecila Wu & Jane Rigler

9:00 Nina Eidsheim (UCLA) Writing Workshop

10:15: Activity:  Virago Symphonic Orchestra (Antwerp)  Eline Cote, founder with conductor Pascale Van Os, Performance and Panel Discussion

1:00 Lunch to mix and mingle

2:15 More sessions…

4:30 Closing Reception (sweets)

Full Schedule Here:


REGISTRATION:  April 25 – June 2, 2022  

Members:  $125; Senior (65+) and Student Members: $85; Non-members: $195; Senior and Student non-members: $135

OSU Students and Faculty: Free in-person, space permitting, and online access

Benton County Community Members: Keynote Speaker / Workshop (only) free to Benton County Public in-person, space permitting and online access

Anyone attending and presenting, in person or remotely must pay the registration fee to participate. Our hope is that presenters fully participate in all the activities at the IAWM conference (in addition to presenting their own music, paper, virtual performance, or workshops. We hope to have an engaging and community building experience together. We look forward to seeing you in person or remotely at the conference.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected]


Air and Tourism Information:

Corvallis is 90 minutes away from Portland, and only an hour away from the amazing Oregon Coast, and is in the midst of the Mid-Willamette Valley Wine Region. Airport and Lodging, information below: For Things to Do and See before and after the Conference, see: and

Portland International Airport.   Eugene Airport (about 45 minutes from Corvallis)

Shuttle from Portland Airport: Groome Transportation (Shuttle) from Portland to Corvallis



** Hotel Corvallis   special for IAWM conference attendees only! Stay downtown; a seven minute walk from OSU Campus.

$115 for Single OR Double room; call 1-541-753-4496 and ask for the IAWM Conference rate

Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis  Right across the street from the Oregon State University Campus, Perfect for walking to the conference!Downtown Corvallis

Discount = 10% off standard rate Book Your VISIT CORVALLIS Reservation at HGI Corvallis  

Courtyard by Marriott  – Downtown

Discount = 15% off standard rate Book Your VISIT CORVALLIS Reservation at Courtyard Corvallis


OSU Links:

College of Liberal Arts

Campus Map


Will these papers be distributed to all registered attendees? Why, when and for how long?

The uploaded papers are for us to be able to share in case issues of connection with you. They are backup and not for sharing with the public. However, we will be recording the June 2-4, 2022 conference and sessions in ZOOM, and will be available for attendees to view. The time period is TBD.

Conference Committee:

The Conference Committee vigilantly seeks out international and U.S. sites for future Conferences. Any institution wishing to host a Conference should contact the committee chair or president. During the two years preceding a Conference, the committee supports the preparations by the host committee.

Dana Reason, Conference Chair

Programming Committee:

Eline Cote, Antwerp Location
Monica Buckland, Australia Location
Gaby Alvarado, Morgan Davis, Deboarh Nemko, Christina Reitz, Jane Rigler, and Deborah Saidel

Student Interns: TBA