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Created by Dr. Rob Deemer (Associate Professor of Composition at SUNY Fredonia), this database provides conductors, performers, presenters, educators, and researchers a tool with which to expand and broaden their scope of composers and repertoire.

Created by Dr. Rob Deemer (Associate Professor of Composition at SUNY Fredonia), this database provides conductors, performers, presenters, educators, and researchers a tool with which to expand and broaden their scope of composers and repertoire.

Links to articles that explore the importance of diverse programming including editorials, implementation methods, profiles of composers and programs, studies, and other topics.

Links to articles that explore the importance of diverse programming including editorials, implementation methods, profiles of composers and programs, studies, and other topics.

A brand new resource curated by composer Jodie Blackshaw from the minds of world-renowned conductors and composers. This site provides an interactive assortment of concert programs for wind bands of all capability levels that are FULL of a diverse range of composers from around the globe.

A brand new resource curated by composer Jodie Blackshaw from the minds of world-renowned conductors and composers. This site provides an interactive assortment of concert programs for wind bands of all capability levels that are FULL of a diverse range of composers from around the globe.

Created by Nikk Pilato (Associate Director of Bands at Indiana State), this is a comprehensive and crowd-sourced wiki of repertoire for the wind band. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage to find composer category filters including female composers, African American composers, and composers of international origins.

Created by Nikk Pilato (Associate Director of Bands at Indiana State), this is a comprehensive and crowd-sourced wiki of repertoire for the wind band. Scroll to the bottom of the homepage to find composer category filters including female composers, African American composers, and composers of international origins.

Founded by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, this organization seeks to bring awareness to the classical literature of Black composers and to inspire Black students to engage in the classical music landscape. The Living Composer Director resource is an especially valuable tool for those looking to program diverse voices.

Founded by violinist Rachel Barton Pine, this organization seeks to bring awareness to the classical literature of Black composers and to inspire Black students to engage in the classical music landscape. The Living Composer Director resource is an especially valuable tool for those looking to program diverse voices.

Created by Christian Michael Folk, this ever-growing Google Doc database is divided into sheets with compositions by women, composers of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a wonderful source when considering intersectionality of underrepresentation.

Created by Christian Michael Folk, this ever-growing Google Doc database is divided into sheets with compositions by women, composers of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a wonderful source when considering intersectionality of underrepresentation.

Composer Alex Shapiro has amassed a large collection of articles, organizations, YouTube playlists, links, and “action points for diversity, equality, and inclusion” on her website. Ms. Shapiro is constantly updating based on crowd-sourced feedback so check back often!

Composer Alex Shapiro has amassed a large collection of articles, organizations, YouTube playlists, links, and “action points for diversity, equality, and inclusion” on her website. Ms. Shapiro is constantly updating based on crowd-sourced feedback so check back often!

 
Created by composer Jodie Blackshaw of New South Wales, AU, this database focuses on band literature at grade levels 1-4 by female composers. An easy-to-use submission tool means this list is constantly updated with user suggestions.

Created by composer Jodie Blackshaw of New South Wales, AU, this database focuses on band literature at grade levels 1-4 by female composers. An easy-to-use submission tool means this list is constantly updated with user suggestions.

Listening to Ladies is a podcast produced by composer Elisabeth Blair. The episodes feature excerpts from interviews with composers who are women, interwoven with samples of their work. Each interview covers two main themes: the composer's experience of being a woman in this field, and the composer's music & aesthetics.

Listening to Ladies is a podcast produced by composer Elisabeth Blair. The episodes feature excerpts from interviews with composers who are women, interwoven with samples of their work. Each interview covers two main themes: the composer's experience of being a woman in this field, and the composer's music & aesthetics.

Composer Kathryn Woodard established this organization that explores and promotes cross-cultural exchange through music. By offering ready-to-play sheet music of Turkish origins and educational materials on the genre, Sonic Crossroads seeks to foster the inclusion of this genre into more Western music performances.

Composer Kathryn Woodard established this organization that explores and promotes cross-cultural exchange through music. By offering ready-to-play sheet music of Turkish origins and educational materials on the genre, Sonic Crossroads seeks to foster the inclusion of this genre into more Western music performances.

Started by Joy-Leilani Garbutt and Laura Colgate, the Boulanger Initiative seeks to promote music composed by women through concert series performances, educational lectures and publications, and commissioning projects.

Started by Joy-Leilani Garbutt and Laura Colgate, the Boulanger Initiative seeks to promote music composed by women through concert series performances, educational lectures and publications, and commissioning projects.

IAWM was formed in 1995 and is currently headed by president Carrie Leigh Page. The organization is dedicated to fostering and encouraging the activities of women in music, particularly in the areas of musical activity such as composing, performing, and research in which gender discrimination is an historic and ongoing concern.

IAWM was formed in 1995 and is currently headed by president Carrie Leigh Page. The organization is dedicated to fostering and encouraging the activities of women in music, particularly in the areas of musical activity such as composing, performing, and research in which gender discrimination is an historic and ongoing concern.

A New York City-based program designed to support local schools by providing performances, instruction, and professional development in multicultural music as a tool to promote global understanding, cultural awareness, and academic achievement. Visit their site to learn more and browse their publications!

A New York City-based program designed to support local schools by providing performances, instruction, and professional development in multicultural music as a tool to promote global understanding, cultural awareness, and academic achievement. Visit their site to learn more and browse their publications!

Lisa Oman, of San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, runs this commissioning program designed to facilitate collaborative music commission opportunities for high school ensembles and American composers. Check out their past project and see how you can get involved by submitting an inquiry form.

Lisa Oman, of San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, runs this commissioning program designed to facilitate collaborative music commission opportunities for high school ensembles and American composers. Check out their past project and see how you can get involved by submitting an inquiry form.