Music, Voice, Message


People who identify as women

Album cover for Parallelograms by Lina Perhac; her face, with navy blue coloring, is large in the cream-colored background and her full-body silhouette is in front.

Women's Song Forum

devoted to women's songs and voices

WSF is an online forum devoted to women’s voices in song, to the many songs by women, and to the many female musicians working in and with song, who have yet to be given the attention they deserve. The Women’s Song Forum provides an opportunity to expand and enhance knowledge and understanding of this rich and significant area of musical practice and scholarship, and – as the name “forum” suggests – aims to encourage discussion and debate across different interest groups. It is also hoped that the forum will give access to performances of music that are otherwise hard to access.


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At the heart of the forum is our commitment to diverse approaches and subjects and access by a wide-ranging audience. In addition to weekly posts by members of our team, there will occasionally be guest bloggers.

Photograph portrait of Liza Lehmann leaning her elbow on a piano.
A snowy neighborhood street with bare trees and glowing streetlights.

WSF’s Winter Playlist 2021

A year ago we posted a Holiday Playlist (still available!), six months ago, a Summer Solstice Playlist. Here is our WSF Winter Playlist, 18 winter-brightening songs and performances.

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From accounts of individual women or performances to historical essays, from interviews with songwriters and performers to discussions of gender, race and culture in and through song.

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