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She was a maid at 9, wrote a hit song at 11 — and won a Grammy at 93

She was a maid at 9, wrote a hit song at 11 — and won a Grammy at 93

Domestic, 71, Sings Songs of Own Composition in ‘Village,’” ran a New York Times headline in November of 1965. The…

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The Pioneering Modernist Who Wrote an Audacious String Quartet

The Pioneering Modernist Who Wrote an Audacious String Quartet

“In Europe one can work!” the young composer Ruth Crawford declared with excitement. Traveling abroad on a Guggenheim fellowship —…

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The Rediscovery of Florence Price

The Rediscovery of Florence Price

In 2009, Vicki and Darrell Gatwood, of St. Anne, Illinois, were preparing to renovate an abandoned house on the outskirts…

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How Audre Lorde Helped Me Reclaim My Voice

How Audre Lorde Helped Me Reclaim My Voice

I was 25 years old the first time I thought about my voice. It was during my second year as…

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St. Matthew’s C of E Primary School Workshop with Chineke! Orchestra

St. Matthew’s C of E Primary School Workshop with Chineke! Orchestra

After a luxurious summer holiday of long days outside in the scorching sun, pupils across the city have now gone…

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Europe’s First Black & Minority Ethnic Orchestra Disrupting The White-Dominated Classical Music Scene

Europe’s First Black & Minority Ethnic Orchestra Disrupting The White-Dominated Classical Music Scene

If you are familiar with the classical music world, you know will know that many of the major orchestras and composers…

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Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem

Classical Music’s White Male Supremacy is Overt, Pervasive, and a Problem

Over the week, there have been waves of backlash at The Metropolitan Opera’s newest season announcement. A recent Washington Post made…

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Building Curriculum Diversity: Analytical Essays

Building Curriculum Diversity: Analytical Essays

While much of the public debate about diversifying classical music has been about discovering the composers themselves and what makes…

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Six Easy Ways to Immediately Address Racial and Gender Diversity in Your Music History Classroom

Six Easy Ways to Immediately Address Racial and Gender Diversity in Your Music History Classroom

This is a great article from Musicology Now, written by Kira Thurman and Kristen Turnera, which lists ideas and practices…

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Musical Assumptions: Music Theory Examples by Women

Musical Assumptions: Music Theory Examples by Women

Molly Murdock, Trevor Nelson, and Ben Parsell have put up an exceptionally interesting website that organizes concepts of music theory…

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