2024 Festival

Our 2024 is being held on Friday & Saturday, March 1st & 2nd at Central Connecticut State University’s Founders Hall in New Britain, Connecticut. We warmly invite and welcome all attendees to join in our celebration of living and historical women composers.

Tickets are valid for all Festival events.
CCSU students and faculty will be asked to show university IDs at the WCFH registration table.
Individual Ticket – $20
Family Ticket – $30
CCSU Student Ticket – Free

Non-CCSU Student Ticket – Free
CCSU Faculty Individual or Family Ticket – $10

Live Stream Access – $10
When you purchase your ticket online, you will have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Donations directly support the creation, promotion, and performance of women’s music.

The annual Festival is accessible for all those with mobility, visual, and/or hearing impairments.

In case of an emergency, people with mobility devices will be escorted from the premises ahead of the general public.  Emergency signs and instructions will be utilized, along with audio announcements, to be certain that the message reaches all those with vision or hearing impairments.

Festival Sponsor:
Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation

Festival Sponsor:
Connecticut Office of the Arts

Feature Concert Sponsor:
The Richard P. Garmany Fund
at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Workshop Sponsor:
NBT Bank

Festival events include a Music MarathonScholarly SymposiumEmerging Composers Workshop, and the culminating Feature Concert with Ensemble-in-Residence Balance Campaign, Composer-in-Residence Kirsten Volness, and the winners of our international Call for Scores (Geli Li, Judith Lang Zaimont, and Yuting Tan).

Festival Schedule:

Friday, March 1st, 2023:
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Virtual Music Marathon & Scholarly Symposium
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Composition Auditors’ Workshop
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Composition Workshop

Saturday, March 2nd, 2023:
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Music Marathon
5:30 pm, Reception
7:00 pm, Feature Concert with Balance Campaign