Today is the Day!


Today is the day that the Festival begins. To kick things off there is a concert tonight at 5pm in the Berkman Recital Hall at the University of Hartford where the Hartt Community Division students and faculty will be singing songs by Women Composers.

Here is some information about this and the rest of the events this week, the locations, and parking.

Event Locations


University of Hartford

Events: Solo Vocal Works Concert, ICAM Composer’s Seminar, Hartt Saxophone Studio Recital, WCForum

200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT

(860) 768-4100 ‎ ·

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For all events you can park in the same lot “Lot D.” Parking is free, but you need to get a pass from a Festival director. Contact the Festival to get one if you need a pass. To get to the lot, when you turn into the university entrance, continue straight. You will pass a parking lot on your right, and then another one on your left. When you see the second parking lot on your right hand side, pull in and park in a YELLOW space. The building that is directly in front of this lot is the Fuller Music Building.


To get to the Wilde Auditorium, go towards the Fuller Music Building. Follow the sidewalk that wraps around and to the right of the building (towards more parking.) The larger building to the right of Fuller has a rear entrance from the small parking lot you will be standing in. This is actually the front entrance for the Wilde Auditorium.



Charter Oak Cultural Center (Downtown Hartford)

Events: Local Composers Concert, Flute Works Concert

21 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT

(860) 249-1207 ‎ ·

There is free parking in the lot across the street.

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Central Connecticut State University

Events: CCSU Music Forum

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT

(860) 832-3200 ‎ ·

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Unitarian Society of Hartford

Events:Concert Pro Femina

50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 233-9897


If you follow your directions to the University of Hartford, the Unitarian Society will be on the way. They are only a few blocks apart on Bloomfield Ave.


Hotels in Hartford


Holiday Inn Express Hartford

440 Asylum St, Hartford, CT

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Ramada Plaza Hartford

50 Morgan St, Hartford, CT

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The 2013 Festival is upon us!

One week from tonight, Wednesday March 6th, the 2013 Festival Guest Composer Hilary Tann we speaking at the Hartt School’s Composer’s Seminar. These lectures are fun and exciting and FREE! If you are at all interested in her music or her compositional approach and style, this will be a fun and rewarding hour of discussion. For more info visit

Afterwards, you can head over to the Charter Oak Cultural Center for the Local Composers Concert. The unifying theme of the concert is that all of the composers are from the greater Tri-State/New York areas. However, the pieces are extremely varied in style and instrumentation. For more info visit

So come check out an evening of exploration and discussion, and a concert of diverse music supporting local women.



Charter Oak Cultural Center

This year we’re proud to collaborate with Charter Oak Cultural Center to present two concerts – the Local Composers Concert on Wednesday, March 6, 7:30PM, and the Dahlia Duo‘s Flute Works Concert on Friday, March 8, 7:30PM. Charter Oak is a beautiful and historic events center fostering social justice and cultural outreach in the downtown Hartford region. Charter Oak’s goals are ” 1) To provide wide access to the arts for all who wish to engage in them, regardless of income 2) To do the work of social justice through the arts 3) To celebrate the heritage of our historic building and to preserve it in perpetuity.”

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Be sure to visit Charter Oak’s website ( to learn more about the many events, concerts, and other activities they present throughout the year. And while you’re there, get your ticket in advance for the March 6 & 8 concerts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Composition Competition Results

Hello All!

We are happy to announce that the winner for the composition competition has been selected. We received a wonderfully overwhelming amount of submissions. Unfortunately, with the sheer volume of submissions to go through and the weather barriers such as the hurricane, we were a bit slow in the decision making process. However, we are happy to finally announce the winner and three finalists.

The winner, Anna Rubin, won with the piece Consulting the Oracle for Flute and Alto Flute. The three finalists were Cynthia Folio, Dafina Zeqiri, Tamar Muskal.  Make sure to mark your calendars for the March Festival where you can hear this piece performed!

We are extremely pleased at the turnout of submissions. If you submitted this year, or thought about submitting, please check back next fall and submit your wonderful work.

2013 Festival Score Calls Extended

The remaining score calls for our upcoming 2013 festival have been extended to December 15 to accommodate all those still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts go out to everyone dealing with the storm’s aftermath. Best of luck to everyone in their recovery. We look forward to seeing everyone’s scores and papers! More details can be found here.