Database for Historically Underrepresented Composers

Karen Olson, Raina Swanson Edson - Halvorson Music Library - St. Olaf Libraries

The Libraries’ current cataloging does not support searches by demographic categories, such as ethnic or gender identities. This database, developed in Elevator by music student Raina Swanson Edson, enables library patrons to search for musical works in our collection by women and BIPOC composers. The database has been used by the organ studio class in a Fall 202 project promoting female composers, and has also been used by individual students looking for diverse repertoire.

Library Database


Underrepresented Composers site

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