Welcome to The AWFC!
We are a community of composers and colleagues who strive to support and celebrate the work of women composers through advocacy and education. This visibility is important to herald in equality amongst our industry and bring diverse voices to film, television, video games and multimedia projects. We are proud to host the first ever directory of women film composers allowing filmmakers and decision makers the opportunity to discover new talent. Please also check out our weekly composer spotlight featuring short interviews with our members.
Please join our cause by joining the directory or by becoming a sponsor.
The Alliance for Women Film Composers elects new leadership and board.
Heather McIntosh and Allyson Newman will step in as Co-Presidents for the AWFC.
The organization has also created the role of Vice President of Outreach and Inclusion, which will be held by Sharon Farber. Esin Aydingoz (Secretary) and Thomas Mikusz (Treasurer) will stay on for another term.
We welcome our new and newly re-elected board members:
Catherine Joy Music,
Nami Melumad, and
For the full board of directors and advisory board visit: theawfc.com/leadership/
Heather and Allyson say, "As co-presidents of The Alliance for Women Film Composers, we will continue to celebrate and elevate women and non-binary composers at all stages of their careers. During our term we will find and create pathways to educate and support composers, so they are equipped to deal with all aspects of studio level projects in media. We will also direct our focus on workplace safety protocols and protections. As our organization has grown both in the US and internationally, we are creating a new leadership position focusing on outreach and inclusion so that we can celebrate the diversity of our members and find new voices to share with the world. In addition, we are deepening existing collaborations while also forging new partnerships with other organizations and institutions. Together we will advocate for an industry that is truly diverse and inclusive”
Catherine Joy says, “It has been an honor to serve The AWFC community as President for the last two years, and to be part of the leadership team since 2016. I am really excited for this new chapter with Allyson and Heather at the helm of the organization. With each new term we reach more people and achieve new milestones and I am looking forward to seeing it happen”.
Allyson and Heather will address the membership via newsletter in the following weeks with their plans for The AWFC and a recap of our board meeting. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful! Congrats, Heather and Allyson!
Couldn't be happier, you two!
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This photo is SO badass! So excited for your co-presidency!
Congrats to both of you! And thank you Catherine!
OMG, it's Heather😍😍😍 Huge Congratulations to you all!!!
🔥 🔥 🔥!!!!!!! I love this.
So great! Congratulations to all!
Fantastic!!! So thrilled to have you both at the helm.
Yay! congrats Heather McIntosh and Allyson Newman! ❤️
Congratulations Heather and Allyson!!
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In Brasília, under the baton of Maestro Claudio Cohen, participants of the Tonal Composers Festival will have their music premiered in concert by the Brazilian National Symphony.
The TCF is proud to create an outlet for composers who embrace tonal procedures. While many new music festivals cultivate a space for atonal and highly experimental music, TCF invites tonal (and like-minded) composers to share their music in a friendly and respectful environment. They believe tonal composition is a valid and diverse expression of contemporary music. We would love to hear your works!
Program dates: JUL 26 - AUG 02 ı 2023
Application deadline: APR 01 ı 2023
For more information: www.tonalcomposersbrasilia.com/ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Herdis Stefansdottir (and Dustin O’Halloran) on winning the Icelandic Music Award for their work on Essex Serpent! ... See MoreSee Less
REMINDER: THIS SUNDAY!!!
The Annual General Meeting for AWFC members and supporting members will be happening via Zoom on
Sunday, March 26th at 11 A.M. PST / 2 P.M. EST.
We look forward to welcoming in the leadership and board for the new team!
us02web.zoom.us/j/87677609529?pwd=NkZGMW5Wc2ljaG10NGZ6ek9udllQZz09 ... See MoreSee Less
The Alliance for Women Film Composers presents this playlist with Women Composers and their Album Releases, Jan - March 2023. Check out their awesome music!
open.spotify.com/playlist/1tyczbYxagd8N2Q8BYAm9g?si=131039e0b7fe48f3 ... See MoreSee Less
AWFC Composer Spotlight:
A Q&A with Vocalist and Composer Britlin Lee Furst
theawfc.com/user/britlin-lee-furst/ ... See MoreSee Less
Natalie Holt will join Scala Radio on Sunday, March 26th, in celebration of the program SHE SCORES. Tune in to the station to hear Natalie speak about her music selections and influences. planetradio.co.uk/scala-radio/shows/she-scores-on-scala-radio/ ... See MoreSee Less
Oscar-winning Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Gudnadóttir goes record shopping at Amoeba Hollywood and talks about the artists who have influenced her love of deep listening, including Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier. ... See MoreSee Less