To celebrate composers of color, I used both hashtags in my feed for the month of September. Below is an annotated list for the third week of posts.
Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - )Dorothy Moore is one of the many American composers who studied with Nadia Boulanger. She is one of the co-founders of the Society of Black Composers. Her opera "Frederick Douglass" premiered in New York City in 1985.
Julia Perry (1924-1979)Perry studied with Luigi Dallpiccola in the 1940s and won a Guggenheim Fellowship. She also studied with Nadia Boulanger and spent several years working in Europe. Her compositions incorporate African-American folk music traditions into an adventurous neo-romantic style. Her catalog includes 12 symphonies.
Jeffrey Mumford (1955 - )Mumford studied with Elliott Carter and Lawrence Moss. His style is modern and complex in structure.
Diedre Murray (1951 - )Diedre Murray is a cellist and composer known to both the jazz and classical worlds. Most of her classical scores, including her opera "The Running Man" are heavily influenced by jazz idioms.