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MUS 356: Women, Music, and Culture

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Subject Headings

Here's a selection of subject headings used in library catalogs.

Afro-american women musicians
African-American women musicians
Feminism and the arts
Feminism and music
Music and society
Women in music
Women college teachers
Women musicians
Women composers
Women conductors
Women blues musicians
Women jazz musicians
Women jazz singers
Women rock musicians
Women singers

You can also search personal names and ensemble names as subjects.

Score Anthologies

Women Composers:  Music through the AgesMartha Furman Schleifer and Sylvia Glickman, Eds.  New York:  G. K. Hall, 1996-2006.  8 v.   MUSICMEDIA M2 .W88 1996

This 8-volume set contains modern performance scores of 9th—20th century music, plus explanatory essays.
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New Historical Anthology of Music by Women.  James R. Briscoe, Ed.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2004. MUSICMEDIA M2 .N46 2004.

A one-volume anthology: for contents, see the discoverE record.  Ask for the accompanying CD at the Music & Media service desk.

Contemporary Anthology of Music by Women.  James R. Briscoe, Ed.  Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 1007. MUSICMEDIA M2 .C77 1007.

A one-volume anthology of 20th-century music.
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