Classical Music from Africa and the African Diaspora

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.

Recent News


Illinois Students Participate in a Black Composers Recital and Contest

Piano teacher Kathleen Payette of Mundelein, IL organized a spectacular composers contest for her students! Using MBC’s coloring book, timeline... Read More →

Three Landmark Music by Black Composers Publications!

Announcing the release of three landmark Music by Black Composers publications!! Available for order today are the Music by Black... 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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