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Black, Indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC) musicians

Use this guide to explore the musical traditions, compositions, and scholarship of Black, Indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC) individuals

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Sheet music collections

  • African American Sheet Music
    • Digital collection selected from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University
    • Approximately 6,000 pieces of music by and relating to African Americans, from the 1820s to the present day 
    • 1,700 items are fully catalogued and digitized
  • Louisiana Sheet Music
    • This collection is comprised of sheet music published in, or with topical relevance to, Louisiana (with an emphasis on New Orleans)
    • Covers 100 years in the history of local publishing (1838-1938) and represents a wide range of styles of popular and vernacular music
    • Many important local composers are represented
  • Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives

Location and contacts

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Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
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Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
Subjects: Music

Resource key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library use
  • Catalogue record

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