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Composer Database Update Form

Composer Database Update Form.

Thank you for submitting information for the Composer Diversity Database!

  • If you are submitting a new name, please fill out the entire form (skipping the UPDATE question). If updating an existing name, just fill out the name and the UPDATE question with the information you would like for us to update.

  • In order to make this resource as effective as possible, select only the Genres and Subgenres for which you have clear evidence (e.g., recording, publication, performance, etc.).

  • Note for American Indian/Alaskan Native composers: there are many ways to show AI/AN status, including: tribal enrollment cards, tribal documents showing citizenship, federal CDIB cards, Alaska Native shareholder documentation, and letters from federal agencies certifying tribal membership. As some may not have these forms of verification, we would accept a letter from an enrolled tribal citizen that corroborates a composer’s AI/AN status. Please contact us at composerdiversity@gmail.com for more information.

  • Note for male composers: we will only be adding male composers who are not white (this generally means we will not be adding white men from the U.S., Canada, & Europe). It is understood that the act of denying inclusion to anyone in some way flies in the face of the broad concept of inclusivity, but this decision was made to ensure that this endeavor remains focused on diversity in programming.

  • If you see anything on the database that should be changed, please let us know at andrew.smith@fredonia.edu.

Composer Name *
Composer Name
If a name already exists on the database, please tell us which categories you need us to update here and make the changes below.
Could be Wikipedia or similar sites for deceased composers—please no email addresses.
Musical Genres (click all that apply)
Medium/Subgenre (click all that apply)
Race/Ethnicity (click all that apply)