UPDATE 5 DECEMBER 2020
Dear Friends of the Women in Music Festival,
We hope this finds you well, as we enter the last month of what has been a very difficult year for so many.
To our updates: firstly, the 2020 Student Composition Challenge. Our Judging Panel has now been able to convene to review the many wonderful compositions submitted, given the recent easing of travel restrictions.
We are now working on securing a venue for the concert at which the Composition Finalist pieces will be performed and hope to publish the date for the concert next week.
Second, we are inviting Expressions of Interest from women and non-binary composers who are interested in having a new piece premiered at the 2021 Women in Music Festival. Please write to us at to start a conversation!
Lastly, we have an exciting announcement about the 2021 Student Composition Challenge: we will be adding a new category, Interactive Composition, which includes electronic, dance and sound production music. Stay tuned for more details!
It's a tough time for many this year, but we send our love and thanks to you: for your brilliant support of our concerts at the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall in July, and for your support of women composers, past and present.
Monica and Caroline
LESS THAN 5% OF MUSIC PERFORMED ON THE CONCERT PLATFORM IS WRITTEN BY WOMEN.
The Women in Music Festival is in celebration and support of women composers across multiple genres and was founded to address the fact that less than 5% of music performed on the concert platform is of music written by women... more
In 2020 we partnered with the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) in launching the inaugural Women in Music Festival Student Composition Challenge, and offered students the opportunity to write a short piece - inspired by poetry - for a prescribed ensemble or instruments from that ensemble, namely flute, voice, piano and percussion.
With five genre categories to choose from, student composers have the chance to win cash and prizes:: click here for all the details.
N'Arweet Carolyn Briggs
Boon Wurrung Elder