Famous Black Composers

Music by Black Composers

  • Inspiring Black students to begin and continue instrumental training.
  • Making the music of Black composers available to everyone.
  • Helping to change the face of classical music through greater diversity.

Youngsters Play Black Composers

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Undine Smith Moore

On this day in 1904, Undine Smith Moore, the “Dean of Black Women Composers,” was born in Jarratt, Virginia! Moore,... Read More →

T. J. Anderson

Another August day, another birthday shout-out! Composer T. J. (Thomas Jefferson) Anderson was born on this day in 1928 in... Read More →


“As a violin instructor, I would find the anthology especially helpful for motivating my young minority students with the knowledge that there is a history that is relevant to them in relation to classical music.”
Terrance Gray, Associate Conductor, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
“This is extremely important work … There have been many occasions in my professional life when I’ve wished that a resource such as the one you’ve started had existed … I am a huge supporter of this project.”
Lee Koonce, President & Artistic Director, Gateways Music Festival, Eastman School of Music
“All I can say is, hurry up, we need this NOW!”
Dr. Tanya L. Carey, Past President, Suzuki Association of the Americas
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