2022 Calls for Participation

We are currently accepting applications to participate in our 2022 Festival’s Music Marathon, Scholarly Symposium, Emerging Composers Workshop, and the Call For Scores for our Ensemble-in-Residence concert featuring the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra and 2022 Composer-in-Residence Hanna Kim.

All applications are due on October 1st, 2021 at 11:59pm ET. Decisions will be sent via email by October 10th, 2021 for the Emerging Composers Workshop and December 15th, 2021 for all other events. More information can be found on our Artist Opportunities page.

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford embraces diversity of race, ethnicity, and ability. The mission of the Festival is to feature artists who identify as women, including transgender and gender-fluid individuals. The Festival is open to presentations from composers/performers/speakers who are willing to confront gender and other intersecting identities in their work.

These events will be part of the WCFH 2022 Festival, March 11 – 13, 2022 at the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School.

**We acknowledge that, given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot predict whether our 2022 Festival will be in-person, fully virtual, or a hybrid combination.

Announcing our 2022 Composer-in-Residence, Hanna Kim!

Hailed as “truly inspired” by Ludwig van Toronto for her composition work in collaboration with the University of Toronto Opera Division in 2018, Hanna Kim is an award-winning composer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, including the 2020 MusCan Student Composition Prize, the 2020 Karen Kieser Award in Canadian Music, and the 2019 Lothar Klein Memorial Fellowship in Composition. A native of South Korea, Ms. Kim encompasses a wide range of traditional, neo-romantic, minimalistic, and improvisational styles for her compositional work. She is currently working toward her doctoral degree (DMA) with the guidance of Gary Kulesha at the University of Toronto.

Ms. Kim will be composing a piece for wind quintet and piano, to be premiered by the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra at our 2022 Festival, March 11th – 13th, hosted by The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

Read more about Hanna Kim here.

2021 Virtual Festival Recording: Melika M. Fitzhugh and the Craft Ensemble

From our 2021 Virtual Festival, here is String Quartet No. 7: dust motes floating in light by Composer-in-Residence Melika M. Fitzhugh, as premiered by Ensemble-in-Residence, the Craft Ensemble:

Melika M. Fitzhugh:
String Quartet No. 7: dust motes floating in light

Craft Ensemble:
Amy Sims and Colleen Brannen, violin
Amelia Hollander Ames, viola
Velleda Miragias, cello

Click here for complete program notes, as well as information about our 2021 Composer- and Ensemble-in-Residence.