INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MUSIC

IAWM Programs

IAWM offers a comprehensive suite of programs for musicians across the spectrum of their professional careers. From concerts to competitions to conferences to educational initiatives to promotional opportunities, IAWM provides opportunities for all musicians to explore.

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SEARCH FOR NEW MUSIC

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

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PAULINE ALDERMAN AWARDS

IAWM grants the Pauline Alderman Awards for outstanding scholarship on women in music every two to three years, in three categories.

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PROGRAMMING AWARDS

Programming awards are open to any solo performers, performance groups, or arts organizations that are current members of the IAWM.

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EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

This grant is to help teachers bring a greater focus on women in music to their students through professional development, materials, commissions, guest artists, or other media.

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ANNUAL CONCERT

Recognizing the accomplishments of IAWM member composers and fosters our mission of increasing awareness of the musical contributions of women.

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CONFERENCES

Every three years, IAWM’s conferences offer opportunities for women in all facets and disciplines of music to come together to examine and discuss the  equity, promotion and advocacy of women in music. The gatherings feature a broad range of  music, challenging scholarship and  innovative technology.

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WEBINARS – BEYOND THE NOTES…

BEYOND THE NOTES is a webinar series bringing you presentations, workshops, seminars and interactive dialog and performance. The purpose of the webinars is to provide women in all disciplines in music with information and resources to engage with others, and to help develop and further their professional careers.

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Radio Requests

Since 2004, the IAWM has used the Radio Requests campaign to promote broadcasts of music by women composers. Every week, participants in the IAWM’s listserv and visitors to this Web page are encouraged to ask local and Internet stations to play work by a chosen woman composer.

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Published Works & Program Resources

How to Send Music to Friendly Radio Stations

How to Send Music to Friendly Radio Stations

RESOURCE DIRECTORY Updated May 21, 2021: The Advocacy Committee encourages every composer and performer with a commercially produced CD to send it to appropriate stations--and, as Ursula Rempel says, "let us know that you have." We encourage everyone who hears women's...

IAWM Affiliates

IAWM Affiliates

IAWM Affiliates Archiv Frau und Musik Association of Canadian Women Composers Australian Music Centre CID Fraen an Gender Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland Culver Crest Publications Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica Foro Argentino de Compositoras Hildegard...