Although over 700 people signed up for this symposium online, when it came time to register for the event, which was to take place in Washington, DC, not enough people committed to attend. Therefore, it was cancelled. However, the concept is an important on – to bring women in the arts together to discuss increased funding for Women’s Artistic production.
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In 2012, there was an OFFICIAL CALL to women composers and instrumentalists in all genres – Classical, Country/Western, Folk, Native America, African, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Caribbean, Klezmer, etc. – for the first MUSICWOMEN CONFERENCE on October 9-13, 2013, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. but it has been postponed. It was to be presented by:
- Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
- South Florida Symphony
- Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica – Rome
- Women in Jazz Austin Texas
- Instrumental Women Pasadena California
- International Women in Jazz New York
- The Many Colors of A Woman, Inc. – Connecticut
The mission of the MUSICWOMEN CONFERENCE is to increase the profile of the presenting organizations that are dedicated to the promotion of the music of women, globally. The focus of this conference is to determine “How musicians do business” and “How can we work together to improve the earnings of women musicians.”
Performers and panelists must be a member-in-good-standing of one of the presenting organizations. We welcome cash and in-kind sponsors, partnerships, submission of compositions to be performed and papers to be presented.
Register here: www.wijsf.com/conference.htm