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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.

Finding Diverse Repertoire

Finding scores by composers of diverse backgrounds in the library search can be difficult if you don't already know what you're looking for. Here we have compiled a few resources to help you diversify your repertoire.

In this guide there is a small selection of  scores written by BIPOC composers which are already available through the music library. There are also online resources to assist you in finding additional repertoire. Once you identify a composer or work you can search the  Music Library catalogue to see if we have a physical or electronic copy. 

If we do not have the item you are looking for, you can request it through inter-library loan or suggest a purchase.By suggesting a purchase you contribute to making our collections more representative and diverse. 

Image: León, Tania. Horizons : for Orchestra. Call #: M1045 .L576 H6 1999. Photo by A. Brzobohaty