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Curtis Institute of Music

John de Lancie Library

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Black Musics and Musicians

A guide to resources at Curtis Library regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in music, with a focus on African American musicians and forms of Black music.

Discover music by Black composers and performers

Use these web resources and the reference books listed on the left to discover Black composers and performers, and then try searching the Curtis Library catalog ( to see if we have them. We also take requests to add items to our collection and to obtain items through interlibrary loan. Fill out this form to request an item:

Biographies and interviews