International Alliance for Women in Music

 

IAWM Board (effective 2021)

President

Christina Rusnak 

Composer/Writer/Cultural Catalyst USA

 

Vice President

Dana Reason
Composer, Producer, Pianist USA

 

Treasurer Deb Saidel
Performer, Musicologist, Teacher, Writer USA

 

Secretary

Kelly Vaneman 

Performer (Oboe), Composer, Teacher USA

 

Supporting Members

Gaby Alvarado

Flutist, USA

 

Wanda Brister 

Singer/Professor, Florida State USA

 

Kerensa Briggs
Soprano, Composer in Residence UK

 

Monica Buckland
Composer, Conductor

University of New South Wales Australia

 

Christina Butera

Composer, Sound Artist, A.D or NOIRE Ensemble, USA

 

Roma Calatayud-Stocks

Composer and Author, USA

 

Michelle Cheng
Composer, Multimedia Performer, Founder fff Ensemble USA

 

Carolina Hengstenberg

Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Spain

 

Mathew Hoch
Conductor, Professor, Auburn University USA

 

Natalia Kazaryan
Pianist, Educator, Howard University USA

 

Lil Lacy
Performer, Composer Denmark

 

Julia Mortyakova

Pianist, Professor, 

Founder of Music by Women International Festival,USA

 

Nicole Murphy

Composer, Professor, Australia

 

Deborah Nemko

Pianist, Educator, Professor USA

 

Julia Palmer

Violinist, Violist, Educator, UK

 

Jane Rigler

Flutist, Composer, Improvisor, Educator, USA

 

Natalia Rojcovscaia
Composer, Pianist, Academy of Music, Theater, & Fine Arts RM Moldova

 

Deb Saidel 

Flutist, Educator USA

 

Angela Elizabeth Slater
Composer
Founder and artistic director of the Illuminate Women's Music concert series UK

Composition tutor at Cardiff University

 

Karen Walwyn

Pianist, Composer, USA

 

Sarah Westwood
Composer, Administrator, Co-director of Illuminate Women's Music UK

 

Kathryn Woodard
Pianist, Founder of Sonic Crossroads

 

Committee Volunteers

Eline Cote, Double Bassist, Founder Virago Symphonic Orchestra, Belgium

Violeta Dinescu Composer/Professor Germany
Kimcherie Lloyd Conductor/Pianist/Professor USA

 

Advocacy & Public Relations Committee

The Advocacy & Public Relations Committee aims to promote IAWM’s awareness worldwide, and stimulate membership through developing industry allies and memberships/partnerships, integrating projects that promote the music and awareness of women in music and outreach to media and broadcasting.

Wanda Brister, Chair, 

Julia Palmer and Natalia Rojcovscaia

Linda Rimel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
Ursula Rempel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts

Awards & Concert Committee

The IAWM Awards / Concert Committee is comprised of three subcommittees which plan, coordinate and communicate the IAWM annual concerts and awards.

Search for New Music (SNM)- honoring compositions by women
Michelle Cheng, Chair 

Pauline Alderman Awards - honoring writing about women and music
Monica Buckland

Concert  - plans the annual IAWM concert
Natalia Kazaryn Chair,  

Natalia Rojcovscaia

 

Education Grant 
Nicole Murphy 

 

Programming Award 

Roma Calatayud-Stocks 

 

Communications & Website Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for all external communication from the IAWM website and social media sites. This committee works closely with the Advocacy & Publicity and Marketing committees and the rest of the board in developing organizational communication messaging. It is comprised of three subcommittees:

IAWM Website
Sarah Westwood, webmaster 

Angela Elizabeth Slater, web content

Christina Butera, radio requests, web content

Nicole Murphy, Online Journal Research

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, listserv

 

Journal
Eve R. Meyer, journal editor in chief

Samantha Ege

Kimberly Greene

Lynn Gumert

Anita Hanawalt

Social Media Networking

Carolina Hengstenberg & Lil Lacy, 

Angela Elizabeth Slater, administrator

 

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.

Jane Rigler & Dana Reason co-chairs, 

Eline Cote

Finance Committee

The committee coordinates with other IAWM committees on income producing projects and approves all non-budgeted expenses. The chair is responsible for all financial transactions for IAWM, including financial updating, fiscal management and developing the budget.

Deb Saidel, Chair,  

Christina Rusnak

 

Global Initiatives Committee Historian

This committee works closely with the Advocacy & Publicity, Membership and Communications committees and the rest of the board to foster and develop awareness, and connection with members throughout the world, forming diverse partnerships and transformative opportunities for membership expansion, alliance, equity, community engagement and outreachThe committee coordinates with other IAWM committees on income producing projects and approves all non-budgeted expenses. The chair is responsible for all financial transactions for IAWM, including financial updating, fiscal management and developing the budget.

Karen Walwyn, Chair

Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Deborah Nemko & Gaby Alvarado

 

 

Historian

Historian works with the Secretary, Communications, Membership Committee and the rest of the board in documenting organizational activities and history, member information, board meetings and decisions, awards communication and statistics.

Wanda Brister Rachwal

 

 Marketing & Development Committees

The Marketing and Development chairs put forth all marketing and fundraising recommendations. This committee carries out IAWM's Marketing and Development Strategies to increase external knowledge and membership for IAWM, and to coordinate all development activities. Members work closely with the Advocacy and Communications Committees.

Marketing & Branding: Kathryn Woodard, Chair, 

Natalia Kazaryn & Gaby Alvarado

 

Development: Deborah Nemko, Chair, 

Matthew Hoch

 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee verifies and maintains the informational database for all members, circulates a directory and executes the annual membership drive.

Julia Mortyakova Chair,

Kerensa Briggs

 

If you are looking to join or renew your membership, you may do so here.

 

Nominations/Elections Committee 

The IAWM board invites people to nominate themselves and others, with permission, to the IAWM board. The Nomination / Election Committee receives nominations and supporting materials, and facilitates the annual election of new board members.  Contact the President or committee chair if you are interested in joining the board and/or serving on one of IAWM’s committees.

Dana Reason, Chair

 

*serving second of two consecutive terms