IAWM Board

IAWM Board (effective 2023)

Christina Rusnak
Composer, Writer, and Cultural Catalyst, USA

Vice Presidents
Teil Buck
Oboist, Education Coordinator of Opera Carolina, USA

Leah Reid
Composer, Asst. Professor of Composition, University of Virginia, USA


Jamie Reimer
Vocalist, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

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

Supporting Members
Gaby Alvarado
Flutist, USA

Monica Buckland (through spring 2023)
Conductor and Educator, University of New South Wales, Australia

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

Nicole Daley
Trumpet performer, United States Army Bands, Washington DC, USA

Lorelei d’Andriole
Performance Artist, Educator, MI, USA

Morgan Davis
Music and Arts Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC USA

Joanna Hersey
Associate Dean, Composer, Performing Artist, Tuba, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC, USA

Jennifer Lamont
Vocalist, Researcher, Student, Florida State University, USA

Seunghee Lee
Composer, Pianist, Associate Professor of Music, Ave Maria University, FL, USA

Angela Miller-Niles
Pianist, Associate Professor, Wayne State College, NE, USA

Migiwa Miyajima
Jazz Pianist, Composer, Producer, Leader of the Miggy Augmented Orchestra, USA

Moon-Sook Park
Vocalist, Associate Professor of Music, University of Arkansas, USA

Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey
Choral Conductor and Assoc. Professor, Bunker Hill Community College, USA

Christina Reitz
Musicologist, Professor, Western Carolina University, USA

Deb Saidel
Performer, Educator, Researcher,Virgina, USA

Krista Wilhelmsen
Vocalist, Educator, Rhode Island, USA

Rain Worthington
Composer, Advocate, NY, USA

Sabrina Peña Young
Creative Director, Music Technologist, Bandwidth Media and Film, USA

Committee Volunteers

Violeta Dinescu
Composer and Professor, Germany

Katelyn Halbert
French Horn Performer, Educator Professor, Arkansas, USA

Carolina Hengstenberg
Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Educator, Spain

Kimcherie Lloyd
Conductor, Pianist, and Professor, Kentucky, USA

Elizabeth Momand
Vocalist, Professor, Arkansas, USA

Deborah Nemko
Pianist,  Professor, Massachussetts, USA

Cassidy Reed
Trumpeter, Band Director, (Grades 5-12), OH, USA


Marketing Committee

The Marketing committee carries out IAWM’s Marketing to increase external knowledge, advocacy and membership for IAWM. Members increase the visiblity of IAWM Programs and works closely with the Advocacy, Global Initiatives, Development and Communications Committees.

Marketing and Branding
Teil Buck, Administrator
Nicole Daley

Social Media Networking
Teil Buck, Administrator
Nicole Daley
Cassidy Reed
Lorelei d’Andriole 


Development Committee

The Development carries out strategies to increase internal and external giving and support.  It works with individuals, foundations, grantors and corporations to support the programming and advocacy of the IAWM.

Joanna Hersey, Chair
Seunghee Lee
Lorelei d’Andriole

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.

Rain Worthington. Chair
Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey
Katelyn Halbert (Multi-committee)

Radio Requests & Broadcasts – providing information on past, recent and upcoming broadcasts of music by women
Ursula Rempel and Linda Rimel

Awards & Concert Committee
The IAWM Awards / Concert Committee is comprised of four subcommittees that plan, administer, coordinate all entries, selects judges and and publicizes the IAWM annual concerts and awards.

Search for New Music (SNM) – honoring new compositions by women in several categories and genres
Moon-Sook Park, Chair
Asst. Migawa Miyajima, Morgan Davis, 

Pauline Alderman Awards – honoring writing about women and music
Monica Buckland 2022-2023
Jennifer Lamont, 2024

Concert – plans the annual IAWM concert
Eline Cote, Chair

Education Grant – grants for educators ages 4-18
Jennifer Lamont

Programming Award – honoring performers who program and advocate for music by women
Jennifer Lamont


Membership Committee

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

Angela Miller-Niles, Chair
Krista Wilhelmsen
Deborah Nemko, Student Chapters

For questions, please email [email protected]


Communications & Website Committee

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

IAWM Website
Christina Butera, Webmaster, Radio Requests, Web Content
Leah Reid, Web Content
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, Listserv

Media / Video
Sabrina Peña Young

Eve R. Meyer, Journal Editor in Chief
Elizabeth Keathley, Associate Editor
Christina Reitz, Associate Editor
Laura Pita, Anita Hanawalt and Samantha Ege

Webinars –  a series of presentations/workshops/seminars
Migawa Miyajima


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.

OPEN, Chair
Elizabeth Momand – preplanning


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.

Christina Rusnak, Chair
Deb Saidel


Global Initiatives Committee

This committee works closely with the Advocacy, 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 outreach.  The Committee actively recruits member and potential board members from under-represented groups, geographies and musical disciplines.

Morgan Davis, Chair
Gaby Alvarado, Co-chair


Nominations/Elections Committee

The IAWM board annually 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 [email protected] or committee chair if you are interested in joining the board and/or serving on one of IAWM’s committees.

Jamie Reimer, Chair



The 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.





Advisory Board

Jeannie G. Pool
Film Music Society
Los Angeles, CA


Chen Yi
University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory
Kansas City, MO


Kelly Vaneman
Oboist, Musicologist
Converse College
Spartanburg, SC


Judith Shatin
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Ingrid Stölzel
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS


Dana Reason, Vice President ex-officio
Composer, Educator
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR


Beth Denisch
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA


Libby Meyer
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI

Jennifer Higdon
Curtis Institute
Philadelphia, PA


Terri Lynn Carrington
Jazz Artist, Educator, Composer, Producer
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA