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Women in Music

A guide to library resources on women composers, conductors, and performers.

How to Use This Guide

The University of Oregon's Music Collection includes a special focus on music by women composers, and resources pertaining to women in musical life. 

Use the menu bars on the left to find resources about women in music, including repertoire by women composers, scholarship about women musicians, feminist approaches to music scholarship, and studies of gender in music.  For example, click the "Articles" bar to see a list of journals and databases for finding articles about women musicians.

For a more general guide to music resources in the library, start with the main Music Research Guide.

If you want more specific research help or you have a question (simple or complex) please email me at  --Ann

A group of female musicians seated on a stage

Image credit:  "Band of Women Musicians on Stage with Instruments (PH037_48852)" (date unknown), from the Angelus Studio (Portland, OR) photograph collection, UO Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, available through Oregon Digital; Rights Reserved, Free Access.

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Music and Dance Librarian

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Ann Shaffer
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I currently work on campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and work remotely on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. I am available for in-person research consultations on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and for virtual consultations (via Zoom, Teams, or phone) on any weekday.
Subjects: Dance, Music