The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) is an international membership organization of women and men dedicated to fostering and encouraging the activities of women in music, particularly in the areas of musical activity such as composing, performing, and research in which gender discrimination is an historic and ongoing concern.
Led by violinist Laura Colgate and musicologist Joy Leilani-Garbutt, the Boulanger Initiative’s mission is to work towards greater inclusivity, and to enrich our collective understanding of what music is, has been, and can be.
Connecting underrepresented composers with wind band conductor-educators to foster equitable programming practices through collaborative recording and digital dissemination.
Founded by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Music By Black Composers has the following mission:
•Inspire Black students to begin and continue instrumental training.
•Make the music of Black composers available to everyone.
•Help to change the face of classical music through greater diversity.
Founded by soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, Donne raises awareness about the huge inequality that we currently experience when it comes to knowing women composers and hearing their music, in order to create a more equal world for future generations.
With more than 25,000 media units (printed sheet music, originals, gray literature, about 3,500 CDs and other recordings, historical concert posters, over 40 estates, literature such as dissertations and other theses, biographies, non-fiction, etc.) by and more than 1,800 female and male composers The archive Frau und Musik is the oldest (founded 1979), largest and most important archive of this kind in the world, also for conductors from 52 nations from the 9th to the 21st century.
Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is a concert and educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.
Listening to Ladies is a podcast which first aired on September 26th, 2016. The episodes feature excerpts from interviews with composers who are women, interwoven with samples of their work. Interviewees include established, emerging and under-recognized composers from the USA, Canada, Argentina, Israel, Iran, Scotland, England, and Australia.