Staying on theme here, Many Many Women has collected names of “over 1,000 women composers, improvisers and sonic artists.” It was started by Seattle musician Steve Peters. Here’s how he described the genesis:
Several years ago, a bright and talented pianist told me that she had gone through her entire Juilliard education having heard of only five female composers – three of whom were dead. I started making her a list, but it got a little out of hand and so here we are.
I hate to admit my own experience — from elementary orchestra to music school and beyond — was similar, and it’s high time this changed. There are no excuses anymore. Hit the link above to tour the site, and read a small interview with Peters over at The Stranger.