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  • women and music: a journal of gender and culture | publisher: university of nebraska press
  • the kapralova society journal: a journal of women in music | publisher: the kapralova society
  • journal of the iawm | publisher: the international alliance for women in music
  • viva voce | publisher: frau und musik archival issues only
  • signature | publisher: maud powell society archival issues only


  • the woman composer question: a bibliography | by eugene gates
  • the woman conductor: selected readings and recordings | by kapralova society

    music theory

  • music theory examples by women | sponsored by the university of rochester eastman school of music


  • the woman composer question: philosophical and historical perspectives | by eugene gates
  • women composers: a critical review of the psychological literature | by eugene gates
  • where are all the women composers? reclaiming a cultural heritage | by eugene gates
  • composing identity: what is a woman composer? | by linda catlin smith
  • women in music research by osborne and conant | by william osborne and abbie conant
  • by the numbers: orchestra programming | by ricky o'bannon
  • gender representation data for the contemporary and experimental music scenes | by new music report


  • classical music | by kapralova society
  • jazz | film | stage | new music | by kapralova society
  • classical music database | by musik und gender im internet
  • historical women composers database | by diana ambache
  • diversity database | by rob deemer
  • database of women composers | by wikipedia
  • experimental music | sound art | by audible women
  • catalog of works with horn | by lin foulk
  • women in czech music | by karla hartl
  • french women composers in the 19th-century | by florence launay
  • iberian women composers | by carmen cecilia pinero gil
  • women in music timeline |oxford music online

    societies (composers)

  • l'association mel bonis (france)
  • the rebecca clarke society (usa)
  • the kapralova society (canada)
  • elinor remick warren society (usa)
  • clara schumann society (usa)

    societies (conductors)

  • femmes maestros (international)

    women in music organizations

  • alliance for women film composers (usa)
  • association femmes et musique (france)
  • association of canadian women composers
  • chinese women composers' association (hong kong)
  • cid-femmes (luxembourg)
  • el colectivo de mujeres en la música a.a. (mexico)
  • forum musik diversitat schweiz (switzerland)
  • frau und musik (germany)
  • international alliance for women in music (iawm)
  • musica femina münchen (germany)
  • new york women composers inc.
  • romanian women in the arts
  • the sophie drinker institute (germany)
  • women in music (united kingdom)
  • women's philharmonic advocacy (united states)


  • music by contemporary women composers | courtesy of listening to ladies
  • music by historical women composers | courtesy of compos(h)er
  • women's music clips | courtesy of into the light

    labels and sheet music publishers

  • clarnan editions
  • arsis press
  • furore verlag
  • hildegard publishing company
  • certosa verlag
  • ladyslipper music by women
  • leonarda records
  • lorelt (lontano records ltd)
  • vienna modern masters
  • voice of lyrics

    radio programmers and broadcasters

  • the daffodil perspective | a weekly program of gender balanced music of the planet of sound radio (uk), produced by elizabeth de brito
  • amsterdam fm | "radio monalisa" is a weekly program of women's music produced by patricia werner leanse
  • wpkn fm | "amazon radio" is a weekly program of women singer-songwriters and instrumentalists produced by pamela smith
  • soundart radio | "hildegard to hildegard" is a weekly program of women's music by soundartradio.org.uk
  • the grand 101 fm | tom quick's women in music series airs twice a month on sundays (9 pm to midnight) at the community radio based in wellington county, ontario
  • wprb princeton | "classical discoveries" is a weekly program devoted to little known repertoire, including the music by women composers, produced by marvin rosen


  • frauenkomponiert | a festival of women's music in basel, switzerland
  • festival presences feminines | a festival organized by presences feminines, toulon, france
  • women in music festival | an annual festival organized by the eastman school of music, university of rochester
  • women composers festival of hartford | an annual festival organized by friends of women composers society, hartford, connecticut
  • international festival of women composers | an annual festival organized by the margaret zach international women composers' library
  • komponistinnen und ihr werk | concert series of women's music in kassel, germany
  • specs on! international feminist art music festival | a festival based in berlin, germany
  • spectrum female composers festival | a festival of women's music in brooklyn, new york
  • women's orchestra presents | an annual concert of women's music in vancouver, canada
  • prototype festival | a festival of new opera including women's opera in new york
  • venus unwrapped | a gender-balanced year-long concert series (2018-2019) produced by kings place, london, uk
  • women in music festival | produced in partnership with rmit university, melbourne, australia


  • ambache chamber orchestra
  • the art song project
  • capella artemisia
  • community women's orchestra
  • virginia eskin
  • la donna musicale
  • lontano ensemble
  • musica secreta
  • plectra ensemble
  • women's voices

    performer databases

  • women conductors | by kapralova society
  • women at the piano
  • female a capella groups