- Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association -
Diversity in Literature
As our communities grow more diverse, so should our choices of works that our students perform. These resources are compiled for directors who are seeking pieces to add variety to their concerts, or are seeking composers from a specific region, culture, etc.
Google Sheet: "Diverse Composers of Wind Band Music" List Christian Michael Folk compiled a Google Spreadsheet that directors can sort by city, country, difficulty and length, along with a link to the composers' composition pages. If you are interested in adding pieces to this document, you may contact Christian by the email listed in the spreadsheet.
Female Band Composers Jodie Blackshaw compiled a database of women composers. This currently focuses on pieces that are Grade 1-4. Composer Diversity Database The Composer Diversity Database allows you to search with multiple filters, including gender, genre, medium/sub-genre, demographics and location.
MSBOA is always looking for additions to the Basic Music List. To request that a piece be added to the list, please email the VP for Music Selection--contact information is available in the MSBOA Yearbook.