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LGBTQ+ music guide

Professional associations

  • AMS LGBTQ Study Group
    • A recognized special interest group of the American Musicological Society
    • Objectives include increasing awareness of sexuality and music in the academy, promoting contact among music scholars working in LGBTQ studies, and establishing a forum for the presentation of such research
  • Chamber Music America
    • National service organization for ensemble music professionals  
    • Created the Composers Equity Project, a database of ALAANA composers who have been historically under-represented in their commissioning program. The acronym ALAANA indicates composers who identify as African/Black, Latinx, Asian/South Asian, Arab/Middle Eastern, and Native American. The list also includes women and gender non-conforming composers.
  • ClassicalQueer
  • GALA Choruses
    • GALA Choruses leads the North American LGBT choral movement, and includes more than 190 member choruses (10,000 singers)
    • Offers its members networking opportunities and Discussion Groups, an annual Leadership Symposium, a full array of administrative support, and a sizeable Online Resource Library, in addition to its signature event: the quadrennial LGBTQ Music Festival
    • Provides resources for transgender singers
  • LGBTQ+ Music Study Group (UK)
  • Pride Bands Alliance
    • Musical organization comprised of concert and marching bands from cities across the United States, Canada, England, and Australia
    • Provides seminars on topics such as musicianship, programming, and organizational skills
  • SMT Queer Resource Group (SMT-LGTB)
    • Explores issues of gender and sexuality as they pertain to music theory scholarship and to the professional lives of music theorists

Location and contacts

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Marvin Duchow Music Library
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
Subjects: Music

Resource key

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