The Women Composers Festival of Hartford celebrates the diverse body of women’s music – both past and present. Festival concerts feature works by local composers, guest artists, and many more!

Continuing our tradition of diversity in performance and outreach takes a great deal of resources. Please consider making a donation to support this effort. Read more about how you can donate.

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2021 Virtual Festival

We are looking forward to the 2021 Virtual Women Composers Festival of Hartford on March 19th and 20th, 2021! All events are free and will be available on this website.

This is the first virtual Festival in our 20-year history, and through technology, we can reach even more people throughout the globe who love music and who want to support music created by women.

We recognize that so many of you, like the musicians and composers you will meet during this Festival, have suffered financial hardship as a result of the global pandemic that has consumed our lives for the past year. For this reason, for the first time, we opted to make this Festival free and accessible to all.

For those who are financially able to do so, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation, in lieu of a ticket. The suggested minimum donation is $25.00, but no amount is too small – or too large – and is deeply appreciated. Your donations help us to continue our mission to showcase the work of women composers throughout the world.

Highlights from Festivals Past

The WCFH board and collaborators are working on ways to continue to be a platform for women’s music, even during this time of social distancing when we cannot gather in person.

Our Youtube channel has been updated with a playlist of performances from the 2019 Festival, including “You Are Not Alone” by 2019 Composer-in-Residence, Jennifer Jolley, “Where is my Voice” by Gabrielle Herbst, “F I X E D HbeaRt” by Niloufar Nourbakhsh, “a brief comment the current state of insanity” by Amelia S. Kaplan, and more from 2020 Composer-in-Residence Melika Fitzhugh, and selections performed by The Whistling Hens.

We hope to bring you more soon.

2020 Festival POSTPONED

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the precautions being taken by the University of Hartford and the State of Connecticut, the 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford is POSTPONED.

We are optimistic that we will find dates in the near future to feature these talented artists, and look forward to showcasing their work.

If you have any questions, please contact us at womencomposersfestivalhartford@gmail.com.

2020 Festival

3-Day Festival passes are on sale for the 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford! Individual tickets for the Music Marathon and Ensemble-in-Residence Concert are also available.

Thursday, March 19, 7:00pm: Welcome ConcertNetworking, and Registration
Bliss Music Room, The Hartt School, University of Hartford

Friday, March 20, 9:30am-4:00pm: Forum of scholarly presentations and lecture/recitals
Room 410, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Friday, March 20, 7:00pm: Student Composers Workshop
Bliss Music Room, The Hartt School

Saturday, March 21, 10:00am-4:00pm: Music Marathon
Wilde Auditorium, Grey Conference Center, University of Hartford
Saturday, March 21, 7:00pm: Closing Concert featuring The Craft Ensemble and world premiere by Melika Fitzhugh
Wilde Auditorium, Grey Conference Center, University of Hartford

Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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