More Resources

WSMP offers here a few additional resources we have found helpful.

Affiliate organizations

International Alliance for Women in Music

Fondazione Adkins Chiti – Donne in Musica
Includes chronology, extensive biographies of obscure musicians, MIDI files, discography, bibliography, and resources.

Useful books

Cohen, Aaron I. International Encyclopedia of Women Composers, Books and Music USA, Inc., New York, 1987

Jackson, Barbara Garvey. “Say You Can Deny Me,”A Guide to Surviving Music by Women from the 16th through the 18th Centuries.  The University of Arkansas Press, 1994

Thomas, Lisa Neufeld. Voices Found: an Annotated Bibliography of Music for the Mass by Women Composers, Women’s Sacred Music Project, Philadelphia, [1997?]

A copy may be found at the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library of the University of Pennsylvania.

Download the Preface to the Voices Found Bibliography

Walker-Hill, Helen.  Music by Black Women Composers :A Bibliography of Available Scores, Center for Black Music Research, Chicago, 1995


Cecilia’s List

A website to promote sacred music composed by people who aren’t men. The project is conceived and run by Kathryn Rose, a PhD student in choral composition at the University of Aberdeen and organist at St Andrew’s Leytonstone in East London from 2010 to 2016.



Music by Women Composers

Hildegard Publishing Company – Music by Women Composers
Scores of short biographies about women composers throughout time. From Hildegard Publishing Company.

Treble Clef Music Press
Subito Music Distribution Press Release May 2011

Nobody loves sopranos and altos more than Treble Clef!


Andrea Clearfield

Emma Lou Diemer

Jennifer Higdon

Ana Hernandez

Alice Parker

Karen Markham