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Black Classical Music and Musicians: Research


The resources on this page will help you get started with your research.
Search the catalog, library databases, and open web for more information.
Need help with a specific topic? Ask a music librarian for help!

Jump to: General Resources | Composers | Performers | Vocal Music

General Resources

Databases

These library databases provide citations for articles, book chapters, and more. Most focus on very specific topics, so they are great for deeper research. Choose a database, then search for keywords such as musician names, genres, countries, ethnicities, and more.

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about Black music and musicians

Search subjects in the catalog:
African American musicians
African Americans > music 
Blacks > music
Music and race
Musicians, Black


Composers

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about Black composers

Search subjects in the catalog...
African American musicians
African American women composers
Composers, Black
Musicians, Black

...or search for specific composers, for example:
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Dédé, Edmond
Still, William Grant
Walker, George

Don't know what names to search? See the Repertoire page.


Performers

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

Find more books about Black musicians

Search subjects in the catalog...
African American musicians
Musicians, Black

...or search for specific musicians, for example:
Anderson, Marian
Blind Tom
Hayes, Roland
The Jubilee Singers


Vocal Music

Websites

Books in the Allen Library (selections)

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