Kristen M. Turner, Ph.D. 

Olga Kleiankina, DMA 

North Carolina Music Teachers Association 

October 2020 

Resources to Locate Music by Composers from Underrepresented Groups 

Sites which include scores available for download 

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library 

Music sharing site for compositions in the public domain which users can download for free Musica Brasilis 

Music downloadable for free (if in the public domain) or for a fee (if contemporary) by Brazilian  composers (site in Portuguese and English) 

Arsis Press 

A publisher that specializes in concert music by women composers 

Hildegard Publishing Company 

A publisher that specializes in concert music by women composers 


A German publisher that specializes in music by women composers (site in German and English) 


Online music publisher with a nominal membership fee, but users can download sheet music in  format that allows for modifications to the music so that editing mistakes can be corrected,  dynamic markings, fingerings and other markings can be added 


Musescore is an open-source musical notation software, but the site holds thousands of pieces of  music that is uploaded by users and can be downloaded for free by members of the site. Some is  newly composed music, but also a lot of music in the public domain 


Online music publisher  

Composers of Color Resource Project  

Includes some scores downloadable for free, but also a good site to find out about composers of  color 

Music Theory Examples by Women 

Includes some scores downloadable for free, but probably more useful as a site to find out about  women composers 

Sites to find out about composers from underrepresented groups 

Women Composers Database by the Kapralova Society 

Institute for Composer Diversity 

Living and Historic Composers Directories in Music by Black Composers 

Sites with detailed information about composers from underrepresented groups 

Black Music History Library 

Resources from Music in the Baroque: Companion Website by Wendy Heller 

Engaged Music Theory

You Tube Links with music by women composers 

Forgotten Treasures: Women Composers of Classic Era The Future is Female 

Great Women Composers 

female composers piano 

Maria Szymanowska Mix 

Piano Solo Works by Women Composers 

Female Classical Composers 

Piano Music by Women 

Black Women Composers 

Black Women Composers-2 

Piano Concertos by Female Composers 

Piano Trios by Women Composers with Score Women composers 

Piano Duets by Women Composers 

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