Apply to be our Composer-in-Residence or Featured Performer(s)!

Each year, The Women Composers Festival of Hartford features one or more invited composers and ensembles or soloists.  We typically receive a large number of inquiries about how one can be considered for these positions, so we are happy to announce the creation of a formal application process.

If you’d like to be considered as a potential Composer-in-Residence or Featured Performer(s) for 2018 or beyond, application forms are now available on our Calls page.  Applications must be received by 5/15/17 to be considered for the 2018 Festival.

Our annual calls for participation will be announced in the summer, so check back for additional opportunities for composers, performers, and scholars!

Tickets on Sale at Eventbrite!

Visit our Eventbrite site to purchase tickets to the 2017 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, to be held March 30–April 2 at Charter Oak Cultural Center. The festival comprises concerts, research presentations, and workshops on the subject of women composers. We offer discounted prices to Let’s Go Arts members, students, seniors, adjuncts, etc.

Explore the tab for the 2017 festival above to discover our schedule and learn more about each event and the performers, presenters, and composers who will be with us. (Note that the Sunday afternoon concert will be held at the Unitarian Society of Hartford. All other events are at Charter Oak Cultural Center.) We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Savers FUNDrive


Your Old Stuff, Our New Music: Donate to our Savers FUNDrive! If you’re decluttering your home for the new year, consider donating your goods to the Manchester Savers on Saturday, February 4 between 12:00-2:00pm. WCFH will receive 20 cents per pound of soft goods like clothing and blankets, and 5 cents per pound of hard goods. Get rid of those old jeans in your closet and CDs taking up precious space in your cabinets to support our 2017 Festival!

2017 Festival Artists

We are pleased to announce the artists, composers, and performers that will be joining us for our 2017 Festival! We received many fantastic submissions from our calls, and we’re excited to have the following artists present their work:

Meredith Bowen
Krista Connelly
Gala Flagello; Maggie Weisensel
Daniel Morel

forty/sixty Workshop
Elizabeth Duers
Hanna Kim
Ivonne Paredes

forty/sixty Concert
Jean Ahn
Melika Fitzhugh
Natalie Williams

“Many Voices One Song” Concert
Katherine Bodor
Brittney Boykin
Ashi Day
Abbey Monreal

“WCPercussion” Concert
Michael Anderson; Joseph van Hassel

Music Marathon
Kate Amrine
Deborah Yardley Beers
Amy Brandon
Dana Kaufman
Ensemble 365
Krystal Folkestad Grant
Zhong Bei Lin
Niloufar Nourbakhsh
Moriah Perrett
Mary Prescott
Jamie Leigh Sampson; Jacob Swanson
Kathryn Sloat
Ana Spasic
Transformations Duo