Jane M. Bowers

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Summer 1977


In the summer of 1976, a course entitled Women Musicians and Composers in Western Europe and the United States between 1100 and the Present was offered by the Women's Studies Certificate Program in collaboration with the Department of Music at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.* Since this may have been the first course of its kind offered by any college or university, I would like to describe something of its nature, aims, and procedures; list some of the source materials that served both the students and the instructor in preparation of the course; present a selective list of recordings of works by women composers; and briefly evaluate the course.



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