2020 Festival

Leading up to our 20th anniversary season, the Women Composers Festival of Hartford is returning to where it all started: The Hartt School. Held over three days, the 2020 Festival will include a welcome concert and reception, Forum, Student Composers Workshop, Music Marathon, and Ensemble-in-Residence Concert.

Composer-in-Residence: Melika Fitzhugh
Ensemble-in-Residence: Craft Ensemble

The 2020 Festival will premiere a brand new work by Melika Fitzhugh, composed for Craft Ensemble, commissioned by WCFH.

We are are accepting applications for presentations and lecture/recitals for the Forum (Friday, March 20), and performances for the Music Marathon (Saturday, March 21).

The 2020 Call for Scores is open for string quartet submissions, to be reviewed by selection committee and Craft Ensemble. The winning selections will be performed during the Ensemble-in-Residence Concert (Saturday, March) alongside the featured commission by Composer-in-Residence, Melika Fitzhugh.

We are also looking for student composers who want to participate in theĀ Student Composers Workshop, which includes an open reading session with Craft Ensemble.

The 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford is being held at The Hartt School as part of the Hartt 100 celebration. Our thanks to The Hartt School and Dean Larry Alan Smith, Hartt Community Division and Director Noah Blocker-Glynn for their support.