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Women and Music

Welcome to Women and Music, part of WGSSLinks, developed and maintained by the
Women & Gender Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Bibliographies | Genre Pages | Internet Collections 
Journals, Discussion Lists & Zines | Organizations 


Bibliography of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music is complied by the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society of Music Theory

Database of Brass Music by Women Composers is a bibliographic database compiled by Monique Buzzarte.

Women Song Composers: A Listing of Songs Published in the United States and England, ca. 1890-1930 in a searchable database.

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Genre Pages

Cover Zone: Celebrating the Women of Rock focuses on female musicians and bands, and includes interviews and reviews.

Girl Groups of the 1960s includes lists of artists and songs, brief histories, and some links to more information.

Honky Tonk Women provides information with some links about women in this genre.

Welcome to the Club: the Women of Rockabilly is the PBS companion site to the documentary made by Beth Harrington.  The site includes brief biographical information, a timeline, and links.

Women at the Piano provides a list of concert pianists with biographical information, and links.

Women in Jazz is a PBS site to accompany Ken Burns's Jazz series. It includes text and audio samples.

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Internet Collections

Contributions of Jewish Women to Music and Women to Jewish Music, created by Judith Pinnolis, includes information and links on composers and performers. 

Femina provides links to musicians, publications, and organizations,. 

The Sophie Project is a digital library of German-speaking women's music, including recordings, and texts.

Women Composers, maintained on the Kapralova Soceity page, this site lists classical composers whose works have been released on CD.  Links are provided for many entries.

Women in Music - a collection of links to composers from the Open Music Project.

Women of Note - A collection of links on a variety of women composers, compiled by Diana Ambache.

WWWomen - Arts/Music provides links to performers and bands.

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Journals, Discussion Lists, & Zines

Drummergirl provides resources for women who drum, including articles, interviews, and links.

Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture is an annual journal accessed through Project Muse.

Women of Note is a quarterly journal covering information and research on women composers. The site includes table of contents information, and an index from 1993-1998.

Women-Related Lists in the Arts and Humanities, compiled by Joan Korenman, provides a comprehensive directory of discussion lists.

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International Alliance for Women in Music provides a comprehensive site that includes links to journals, bibliographies, discographies, syllabi, publishers and vendors, festivals, concerts, performers, and other organizations.

Ladyslipper Music is a non-profit organization which publishes recordings of women's music. Their catalog can be searched by genre, artist, and title.  Biographical information is included for some artists.

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival organizes this annual event.  The web site provides information about the festival, including workshops and performance schedules.

New York Women Composers provides networking and mentoring opportunities.

Society for Music Theory Committee on the Status of Women "promotes gender equity and feminist scholarship in areas related to music theory". The site includes member and activity information, a bibliography, and links to other sites.

Sweet Adelines International promotes women's barbershop troups by providing information and resources.

Women in Music is a group of music industry professionals working to support, cultivate, and recognize women in the field.  The site includes notices of events, a newsletter, and member web pages.

Women in the Arts, the sponsor of the first National Women's Music Festival.  The site provides information about the festival and other events.

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Created and maintained by: Nancy M. Lewis, Fogler Library, University of Maine
URL: http://library.umaine.edu/reference/Lewis/wsslinks/wommus.htm
Last updated: 9/8/14

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