IAWM members are encouraged to join and participate in our various committees based on your interests and talents. Click below to read descriptions of each committee. Contact the President or committee chair if you are interested in furthering IAWM’s many activities.
- Advocacy & Public Relations Committee
- Awards & Concert Committee
- Communications & Website Committee
- Conference Committee
- Development & Marketing Committee
- Finance Committee
- Membership Committee
- Nominations/Elections Committee
The Advocacy & Public Relations Committee aims to promote IAWM’s awareness worldwide, and stimulate membership through developing industry allies and memberships/partnerships, integrating projects that promote the music and awareness of women in music and outreach to media and broadcasting.
Wanda Brister, Chair,
Julia Palmer and Natalia Rojcovscaia
Linda Rimel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
Ursula Rempel – Radio Requests & Broadcasts
The IAWM Awards / Concert Committee is comprised of three subcommittees which plan, coordinate and communicate the IAWM annual concerts and awards.
Search for New Music (SNM)- honoring compositions by women
Michelle Cheng, Chair
Pauline Alderman Awards - honoring writing about women and music
Concert - plans the annual IAWM concert
Natalia Kazaryn Chair,
The Communications Committee is responsible for all external communication from the IAWM website and social media sites. This committee works closely with the Advocacy & Publicity and Marketing committees and the rest of the board in developing organizational communication messaging. It is comprised of three subcommittees:
Sarah Westwood, webmaster
Angela Elizabeth Slater, web content
Christina Butera, radio requests, web content
Nicole Murphy, Online Journal Research
Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner, listserv
Eve R. Meyer, journal editor in chief
Social Media Networking
Carolina Hengstenberg & Lil Lacy,
Angela Elizabeth Slater, administrator
The Conference Committee vigilantly seeks out international and U.S. sites for future Conferences. Any institution wishing to host a Conference should contact the committee chair or president. During the two years preceding a Conference, the committee supports the preparations by the host committee.
Jane Rigler & Dana Reason co-chairs,
The committee coordinates with other IAWM committees on income producing projects and approves all non-budgeted expenses. The chair is responsible for all financial transactions for IAWM, including financial updating, fiscal management and developing the budget.
Deb Saidel, Chair,
Global Initiatives Committee Historian
This committee works closely with the Advocacy & Publicity, Membership and Communications committees and the rest of the board to foster and develop awareness, and connection with members throughout the world, forming diverse partnerships and transformative opportunities for membership expansion, alliance, equity, community engagement and outreachThe committee coordinates with other IAWM committees on income producing projects and approves all non-budgeted expenses. The chair is responsible for all financial transactions for IAWM, including financial updating, fiscal management and developing the budget.
Karen Walwyn, Chair
Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Deborah Nemko & Gaby Alvarado
Historian works with the Secretary, Communications, Membership Committee and the rest of the board in documenting organizational activities and history, member information, board meetings and decisions, awards communication and statistics.
Wanda Brister Rachwal
Marketing & Development Committees
The Marketing and Development chairs put forth all marketing and fundraising recommendations. This committee carries out IAWM's Marketing and Development Strategies to increase external knowledge and membership for IAWM, and to coordinate all development activities. Members work closely with the Advocacy and Communications Committees.
Marketing & Branding: Kathryn Woodard, Chair,
Natalia Kazaryn & Gaby Alvarado
Development: Deborah Nemko, Chair,
The Membership Committee verifies and maintains the informational database for all members, circulates a directory and executes the annual membership drive.
Julia Mortyakova Chair,
If you are looking to join or renew your membership, you may do so here.
The IAWM board invites people to nominate themselves and others, with permission, to the IAWM board. The Nomination / Election Committee receives nominations and supporting materials, and facilitates the annual election of new board members. Contact the President or committee chair if you are interested in joining the board and/or serving on one of IAWM’s committees.
Dana Reason, Chair