International Alliance for Women in Music



A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers by Pamela Youngdahl Dees
Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Classical MIDI Archive, includes a selection of early music women composers MIDI files, sequenced by Hansjakob Heldstab
Lied, Art Song and Choral Texts Archive, includes a number of historical women composers such as Anna Amalia, Amy Beach, Augusta Holmes, Joanna Kinkel, Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann and others.
Renaissance & Baroque Music: Composers, wide panorama of early music history, including many women composers.
Women Composers Scoreography (University of Oregon)
Women Composers – database by Kapralova Society
Women Composers Collection: Hath Trust Digital Library
Women Conductors - database by Kapralova Society
Women in Music Theory: Resources / Links, from the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music Theory

Women Musicians

Hildegard of Bingen: Music, Harmony, and the Cosmos by Beverly Lomer
Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), Polish Music Reference Center
Mary La Bolduc (Travers) (1894-1941), from “Women in Canadian Music”
Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946), by Benjamin Robert Tubb
Nadia Boulanger, the Nadia Boulanger Experience by Helen Crayford
Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina by Erica Land, Clara Lau, Colette Gagnon
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944), published bio-bibliography by Marcia J. Citron
Gloria Coates, bibliography in progress by Ralph Hartsock
Ruth Crawford (Seeger) (1901-1953), published biography by Judith Tick
Clara Edwards (1880-1972) page by Jami Kimble
Marie de France (fl. 1160-1215), International Marie de France Society – The Peggy Gilbert Website, featuring information about Peggy Gilbert and Her All-Girl Band – compiled and maintained by Jeannie Pool
EM FAQ: Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre Discography
Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, CD & biography from Summit Records
Marie Jaëll (1846-1925), Pianist and Composer, information, links, sources
Marie Jaëll, by Lea Schmidt-Rogers
Kassia, from Other Women’s Voices
Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858), Enclyclopedia of Revolutions of 1848: discusses Kinkel’s political and social activism in Germany
Wanda Landowska (1879-1959), famous portrait (etching, 1917) by Emil Orlik, Limited Edition Graphics
Leonarda Productions: Classical, Medieval and Contemporary Recordings,

Books, Music, Posters

Alma Mahler (Werfel) 1879-1964, biography page, from German Exiles in Southern California
Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel), published biography by Françoise Tillard
Edna Frida Pietsch (1894-1982), biographical material and compositions list
Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1888-1953), manuscript collection, University of Arkansas Libraries
The Maud Powell Society for Music and Education, dedicated to preserving the legacy of American violinist Maud Powell (1867-1920) and furthering her musical ideals by encouraging young people to cultivate music. The Society is a resource on American and British classical music history and the significant contributions women have made to music throughout the ages. This site offers information about Maud Powell and the Society’s programs, publications and events including its magazine on women in classical music.
EM FAQ Barbara Strozzi Discography
Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), page by HNH, with caricature
Louise Talma (1906-1996), website by Louise Talma Society
Elizabeth Turner (pub. 1750′s-80′s), Songs and Lessons for the Harpsichord, facsimile from Jacks Pipes & Hammers, England
Women Composers Collection – Sibley Music Library, Women composers materials collected as a result of a project by the elementary music students of Edward Hines of Wendell, Massachusetts. During the 1993/94 academic year, music students wrote to a number of women composers to request scores and recordings of their compositions, as well as information about their lives, work, and musical training. Collection also contains a number of scores, many with accompanying recordings on tape, compact disc, video tape, or LP.