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Guide to BIPOC musicians and related literature

This guide supports research on the musical traditions and scholarship of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) individuals and groups.

Special Thanks/Credits

We would like to give special thanks to the individuals and institutions who have also created guides to assist the research and performance of BIPOC music. Many of these guides were consulted in the process of creating this Guide to BIPOC musicians and related literature:

Early Music America's Resource for Diversity in Early Music Repertoire

Tufts University's Music Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism.

A Resource on Vocal Works by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour) Composers, created by Alexandra Smither under commission by the University of Toronto's Voice Studies Program

Queen's University Library's Anti-Racism Resources in Music

McGill University Library's Black, Indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC) musicians



Originally created by: Tim Neufeldt and Tegan Niziol, 2021.

Updated by Avery Brzobohaty, January 2023.

Updated by Sabine O'Donnell, January 2024.