About the International Alliance for Women in Music and Feminist Theory & Music

The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)

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 a historic and ongoing concern. IAWM members engage in efforts to increase the programming of music by female composers; to combat discrimination against female musicians, including as symphony orchestra members; and to include accounts of the contributions of female musicians in university music curricula and textbooks. For more information, visit iawm.org.


Feminist Theory & Music (FT&M)

The study of music from the perspective of feminist theory raises significant questions that transcend the methodologies of any one subdiscipline of music. Feminist Theory & Music (FT&M) has met biennially since 1991 to provide an international, transdisciplinary forum for scholarly thought about music in relation to gender and sexuality, as well as for performances that present such thought in sound and embodied action.