Organizations and websites supporting women composers and performers:
Supports many women composers of color with numerous activities and resources.
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.
A leading US organization devoted to the equity, promotion and advocacy of women in musicacross time, cultures and genres.
Musform hosts “A Great Host of Composers” database project among other resources.
A curated bibliography of sacred music by women composers compiled by Frances Nobert.
This new (2020) organization is dedicated to ensuring the safety, advancement, and empowerment of female, LGBTQN, and POC composers in the music composing industry.
Organ music by Black composers, including women:
The SWO is dedicated to celebrating female organists in all areas of music-making.
YWCC is a two-week music festival for students who are interested in pursuing a career in music composition or a related field. Students take courses on a broad range of topics related to composition, which vary each summer and are taught by a mix of core instructors and guest faculty.
Cohen, Aaron I. International Encyclopedia of Women Composers, Books and Music USA, Inc., New York, 1987
Heinrich, Adel. Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers: An Annotated Catalog. Greenwood Press, 1991
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
German publisher of music by women composers.
Hildegard Publishing Company (US) Music by Women Composers
Scores of short biographies about women composers throughout time.
Publishers of a new series of collections of sacred music by women composers.
Publishers of choral music for treble voices, distributed by Subito Music.
Composer web sites:
Emma Lou Diemer