International Alliance for Women in Music


The International Alliance for Women in Music builds awareness of women’s contributions to musical life through its publications, website, international competitions, conferences, concert promotion, and presentation, and through its support of entrepreneurial and publishing activities, scholarly research and publications, broadcasts, educational initiatives, and advocacy work.

The IAWM holds an annual composition competition for women composers called the “Search for New Music by Women Composers”, aka SNM.

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. 

The Annual Concert features works from the membership of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM).

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