IAWM Music

Concerts, competitions, conferences, promotional opportunities, research, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and more.

Concerts & Competitions

The IAWM sponsors the annual Search for New Music (SNM) and the Pauline Alderman Awards. There is also an annual concert of new music.

IAWM Annual Concert

Every year, the International Alliance for Women in Music presents a concert of works selected from a competitive score call. Please find details of our current call here.

Search for New Music Competition

Aannual composition competition for IAWM Members who identify as women composers called the “Search for New Music by Women Composers”, aka SNM

IAWM Educator Grants

Helping teachers bring a greater focus on women in music to their students through professional development, materials, commissions, guests artists, or other media.


Pauline Alderman Awards

The Pauline Alderman Awards were founded in 1985 by the International Congress on Women in Music to honor the memory of pioneering musicologist Pauline Alderman, Ph.D. (1893-1983), founder and chair of the Music History Department of the University of Southern California. Every two years the IAWM calls for scholars to submit their best work in the categories of Book, Article, and Reference work. Past winners include some of the most distinguished names in feminist music scholarship.

For more details on the current competition please click here.

Click here for a list of past Pauline Alderman Awards Winners.

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Community, Published Works, & Other Resources


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