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All of our streaming databases include music composed and performed by women artists. Search for particular names or titles, or for keywords that may be part of an album title, e.g. woman, women, female, etc.
Not sure what names/titles to search? See the Repertoire page to discover new music.
Naxos Music Library This link opens in a new window
More than 150,000 albums of primarily classical music. Sign up for a free account to create playlists and access the mobile NML app
Dance in Video This link opens in a new window
Hundreds of performances, interviews, documentaries, and instructional videos covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational, and more.
DRAM This link opens in a new window
Over 4,000 albums by primarily American composers and artists, from folk to opera, Native American to jazz, nineteenth-century classical to early rock, music theater, and contemporary music. It includes the complete catalog of New World Records; repertoire from CRI, Albany Records, Innova Recordings; and liner notes and essays from these labels.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive This link opens in a new window
Full-length videos from the archives of the Jacob's Pillow Dance festival, the oldest summer dance festival in the U.S. It includes historic and recent performances by top dance companies working in all styles; themed playlists; multimedia essays; interviews; archival photographs; and more.
Anthologies in the Allen Library (selections)
We have many more recordings from women composers and performers! Use the repertoire guides and websites elsewhere in this guide to identify other performer or composer names and work titles, then search the library catalog for those specific people or works. See catalog search tips below, or ask a librarian for help.
Find CDs & LPs in the Library
The best way to find recordings in the catalog is to search for a specific composer, performer, or piece.
Don't know what to search? See the Repertoire page.
Another option: search for anthologies with keywords like women or female.
Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to Sound recordings.
Here is just one example to get started (click to see search results):
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