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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!

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.

Applications for the 2023 Festival are due on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, at 11:59pm ET. Apply here for the Call for Scores, Emerging Composers Workshop, Music Marathon, and Scholarly Symposium! The Festival will be held in March of 2023 – exact dates and location coming soon!

2023 Ensemble-in-Residence:
Chartreuse Trio

Chartreuse string trio is violinist Myra Hinrichs, violist Carrie Frey, and cellist Helen Newby. Uniquely committed to repeat performances and developing the string trio repertoire through adventurous commissions, Chartreuse has premiered works by dozens of composers and toured extensively in the U.S. Northeast, Midwest, and California, as well as in Norway. Cleveland Classical described the trio in concert as “a maelstrom almost tactile in its grittiness” and “as much fun to watch as to listen to.”

Read more about Chartreuse here!

2023 Composer-in-Residence:
Maria Kaoutzani

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Women Composer HerStory

July 2022: Elizabeth Durrant and A Brief Introduction to Margaret Bonds.

June 2022: Berit Strong on the Guitar Music of Melika M. Fitzhugh.

This series, hosted by Artistic Chair Melika M. Fitzhugh, (INSERT BLURB)

Check out the rest of the Women Composer HerStory series!