Call for Proposals


Proposals will be accepted until Monday, November 26, 2018. Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines for all areas will not be considered.

Proposers will be notified of their status by January 14, 2019.

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Call for Papers

You are invited to submit proposals for papers presenting new, scholarly research on any aspect of women and music. Areas may include, but are not limited to, music theory and analysis, history, ethnomusicology, performance, and composition. Final papers should be 20–25 pages in length. 

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Papers

Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The proposal title and area of specialty
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words on the topic

Note that the author’s name should not appear in the title or in any materials as submissions are evaluated anonymously.


Call for Panels

You are invited to submit proposals for panel discussions, which are usually two hours in length and provide an opportunity for discussion of three related papers with a facilitator and follow-up question and answer period. 

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Panels

Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The proposal title, facilitator, and panelists involved
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words on the topic
  • An explanation of why each panelist has been chosen and what each will contribute (750 words, maximum)
  • A brief biography of all persons involved (75 word maximum per biography)
  • The completed application form

Call for Performer/Lecture Recitals

Lecture recitals, usually 40–50 minutes in length, provide opportunities for a combination of speaking and performing. 

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Performer/Lecture Recitals

Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The proposal title and lecturers/performers to be involved
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words
  • A brief biography of all involved persons (250 word maximum per biography)
  • A brief .mp3 recording of the performer(s)/presenter(s)
  • The completed application form

Call for Poster Sessions and Book Tables

You are invited to submit proposals for posters presenting new, scholarly research on any aspect of women and music. Areas may include, but are not limited to, music theory and analysis, history, ethnomusicology, performance, and composition.   

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Poster Sessions

Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The proposal title and area of specialty
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words on the topic

Note that the presenter's name should not appear in the title or in any other materials as submissions are evaluated anonymously.

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal for Book Tables

Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The book title, author, and publisher
  • An abstract not exceeding 250 words on the book

Call for Scores

Composers that identify as female of any age or nationality may submit works for solo instruments: vocal, instrumental, or mixed; and chamber ensemble: acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic, and mixed media.

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals for Scores

First, read the general guidelines. Complete proposals include the following parts:

  • The score title and instrumentation
  • The date of composition on the score
  • Length of up to 15 minutes
  • A .pdf of the score with all parts 
  • A recording or mock-up of the score 
  • A statement that either the proposer will bring their own performers, or (for IAWM submitters only) that they will need performers

Please understand there may be limited access to percussion instruments.

Submissions are evaluated anonymously. All identifying marks from submitted scores and accompanying .mp3s must be removed, including the name of the composer, the publisher, any dedication, the names of performers or commissioners, and so on.