International Alliance for Women in Music
Annual Concert 2021
IAWM is extending the call for works for our Annual Concert, which will be hosted by Howard University in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
Call for Works: Annual Concert 2021
The IAWM is seeking works created for/inspired by social and environmental movements, particularly Black Lives Matter. This year’s focus will be vocal and instrumental chamber music in any configuration, with an ensemble ranging from a duo to a quartet. Instrumentation can include piano, strings, and voice. Length of works should be less than 10 minutes.
- Only one (1) entry per composer
- Current membership in IAWM is required for submission. If membership is not current at time of submission, the work will be disqualified. To join IAWM or renew your membership, click here.
- Composers submitting to this competition certify that the texts contained in the works are in public domain or are used with the express permission of the copyright holder(s).
By submitting to this competition, composers selected agree to have their works presented in the concert and archived for streaming on the IAWM website. This does NOT affect the composer/author ownership of copyright.
How to submit:
All composers must submit their works electronically through New Music Engine. If you do not already have a New Music Engine account, you will be required to create one.
You MUST submit a .pdf file of the score and an .mp3 sound file of the work. If a recording of a performance/reading is not available, .mp3 files of MIDI realizations are acceptable.
Our selection process is anonymous. The score may not contain any identifying information (no name, publisher, or dates, please). Please make sure no identifying data or metadata is attached to the sound files, other than the title of the piece. The name and information of the composer (author) submitted in the registration process will be shielded from judges and revealed only after final selections have been made.
Submit program notes of 100 words or less to the “Abstract” section. Please use the Abstract section to provide an English translation of any works not in English.
Deadline for receipt of materials is May 31, 2021.
Results will be announced no later than July 31, 2021.
Questions may be addressed to the Annual Concert Chair, Natalia Kazaryan, at [email protected]
IAWM has selected winners of the latest Annual Concert Call for Scores. Recognizing the accomplishments of IAWM member composers and the musical contributions of women.