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These pages present focused resources for increasing diversity in music performances and research, particularly in the Western classical tradition. Many of the general resources on the main Music research guide also include information on, or scores and recordings of, composers from underrepresented groups.
The library has recently increased its holdings of scores and recordings of music by composers from underrepresented groups and welcomes suggestions from students, faculty, and staff of additional works.
See also the following guide for resources focusing on traditional and popular music from around the world:
The Black Sound & the Archive Working Group at Yale University was a two-year initiative funded by a university grant designed to “support humanities programming, with an emphasis on teaching, intellectual life, and events that will attract visiting scholars from around the world.” Academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
Directed by Professor Braxton Shelley, the program links scholars in the Department of Music, the School of Music, the ISM, the Divinity School, and the Department of African American Studies, fostering interdisciplinary exchange. It aims to organize and expand the scholarly attention paid to the music of the Black Church and to this tradition’s extraordinary influence on a host of musical cultures—confessional and commercial, American and global. Drawing on constituencies at Yale, in New Haven, and beyond, Music and the Black Church hosts a concert series, residencies, symposia, and course offerings.