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

“Ca-beer-et” Fundraiser


To support the 2017 Festival, we will be holding a “ca-beer-et” event at the Hog River Brewing Company. Join us for an evening of stellar performances, hearty laughs, and refreshing beer!

Members of the Women Composers Festival of Hartford will perform unique covers of songs by Joni Mitchell, Lucy Simon, Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift, and more! Learn about the 2017 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, to be held March 30–April 2, and how you can support high quality performances of music by women from throughout history and around the world.

We sincerely hope you can join us for this spectacular event! Your $20 donation includes a free beer and all of the entertainment; more information about the event can be found on our event page.

Monday Update

Thank you to everyone who submitted score calls for the 2017 Festival! We will be in contact before the start of the new year (dates posted under score calls) with final decisions.

We have extended several of our calls for scores/papers to November 1st! Please visit the link below to learn more and submit your materials.

Our IndieGogo campaign is in full swing, and we’re off to a strong start thanks to many generous donations. Follow the link below for more info. Thank you for your support!

Music Marathon: Be careful of the parade!

The Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held this Saturday at 11 am, and the parade route is very close to both the Hilton Hotel and Charter Oak Cultural Center, where our marathon will be held.  Please be advised and plan your travel times accordingly!  There will be foot crowds along the parade route (including Capitol Ave. and Main St.), and some roads will be closed to car traffic starting at 9:30 am.  Details can be found here.