We are tremendously excited about our new Composer Posters and the overwhelming response we have received from our online supporters. Since we released them a week ago, our posters are beginning their journey to classrooms throughout the US and across three continents. Since the initial release, we have made some small adjustments. In order for ALL female students to see themselves in the artwork, we’ve updated the posters of Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, and Julia Perry. The artist, Margit van der Zwan, revised them to more accurately depict the composers’ African-American heritage.
We are proud of this project and hope it continues to raise awareness of a diversity of composers. We hope to feature many more composers in future releases of this ongoing collaboration between Music Theory Examples by Women and Margit.