Hartford Concert Inspires!

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford (WCFH) is an indomitable event that has been taking place in March for fifteen years.  Composers, musicians and scholars come together to create this Festival, and on Friday October 26, 2015, their Board of Directors organized a concert as a fundraising event, which also served to remind everyone about work of the Festival, and to bring audiences and musicians together for an artistically important and intellectually stimulating occasion.  The concert took place in the lovely and historic Charter Oak Cultural Center. The concert of 20 songs and piano works spanned time periods (Clara Schumann to…

FAQs about our Grants: Can New Music Ensembles apply?

Here’s a question we should add to the list of FAQs about our Performance Grants: Q: I see your grants encourage the performance of historic composers (“we prefer that one of the two works be by a historic woman”). I guess that means that new music ensembles shouldn’t apply? A:  Not at all!  We interpret “historic” very broadly, as composers who are deceased, or born in or before 1934 (and we are flexible about that). New music ensembles often include historic composers: look (for instance) at the presence of Charles Ives, Xenakis, Stockhausen, and Ligeti, on this schedule of the Calithumpian Consort, a new…

IAWM New Music Competition Winners

The International Alliance for Women in Music just announced the 2011 winners for the New Music Competition. The winners are: Julia Adolphe Anne Kilstofte Katheryn Mishell Jessica Rudman Sabrina Peña Young Nina C. Young Jae Eun Jung Beryl Lee Heuermann Elizabeth Nonemaker Karen Power Congratulations to all of the winners, and to all of the 104 entrants!!