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Women composers

Use this guide to discover information sources about women composers and their artistic and compositional output. This evolving guide facilitates access to important resources, documenting the impact of women composers on all musical cultures.


This section contains links to free and subscription resources with a wide range of tools for finding writings and information about women composers, including biographies, bibliographies, and primary source materials.

Full text and bibliographic resources

See our full-text and bibliographic databases (includes subscription and free web resources). Each electronic resource contains important information about women composers.

Free web resources

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Subjects: Music

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