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Introducing the Music by Women Journal

Music Theory Examples by Women is thrilled to introduce the Music by Women Journal! This Journal is an exciting new resource designed to promote the contributions of women in music and share a variety of relevant content. Educators of all levels and music enthusiasts alike will find meaningful content to spark curiosity, gain new knowledge, or use in the classroom!

The journal seeks to publish material about music by women, women’s contributions to the music industry, and artistic pathways created by women. Resources such as articles, reviews, lesson plans, score studies, and opinion pieces help broaden understandings about women’s contributions to our shared artistic experiences.

Call for Submissions

The Music by Women Journal welcomes article submissions, both applied and scholarly, about music by women. Applied submissions could include reviews, lesson plans, score studies, or opinion pieces. Scholarly submissions could be historical, bibliographic, quantitative, or qualitative.

Authors may use any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian). If a submission contains copyrighted material, the author must provide proof of permission to use that material.

Articles should not be currently submitted elsewhere for consideration, either wholly or in part. Previously published work is not eligible for publication by the Music by Women Journal. Authors may submit previously-published works to be considered for linked content. 

How to Submit

Email your submission to the journal editor, Eva Floyd, at as a .doc or .docx attachment.

  • Include an abstract or brief description of the submission
  • Format with double-spacing and page numbers
  • Include tables or images at the most logical location in the manuscript
  • Use media and interactive materials as appropriate

Example Pieces

Can You Hear Gender? – Trevor Nelson

If you mention to enough people that you study music and gender, you will inevitably be asked the question “But…

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Women’s Voices in the Theory Classroom – Molly Murdock

Until very recently, I owned no classical music by women.  There may be a Clara Schumann lied in a collection…

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