Microcourse: 20th- and 21st-Century Music by Women Composers (from Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Piano Music by Women Composers)

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20th- and 21st-Century Music by Women Composers (from Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Piano Music by Women Composers)

Contributors include: Susan Yang, Ashlee Young, Clare Longendyke, and Brendan Jacklin

20th- and 21st-Century Music by Women Composers offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching and performance of select piano repertoire by women composers Ruth Schonthal (Level 1), Emma Lou Diemer (Level 3), Karalyn Schubring (Level 4), Zenobia Powell Perry (Level 3), Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté (Level 6), Florence Price (Level 7), Alexina Louie (Level 8), Lili Boulanger (Level 10), and Dorothy Rudd Moore (Level 10). 

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Piano Music by Women Composersa comprehensive course offered by the Frances Clark Center. The full, self-guided course is available at

This is a self-guided microcourse. Reflection activities serve as a way to reflect on the material as well as your own teaching and performing experiences. You will not respond to these questions on the platform, but you may wish to complete the activities for your own personal use.

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A Guide for Access to Materials

Ruth Schonthal – “Cradle Song for a Quiet Evening” from Pentatonics

Emma Lou Diemer – “Jazz Echoes” from Adventures in Sound

  • Level 3 (Early Intermediate)
  • Adventures in Sound. Emma Lou Diemer, composer. Published by FJH Music Company.

Karalyn Schubring – Fiddle Tune

Zenobia Powell Perry – “Vignette No. 2” from Piano Potpourri

Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté – “A” from Alphabet Pieces

Florence Price – The Goblin and the Mosquito

Alexina Louie – “Into Forever” from Star Light, Star Bright

Lili Boulanger – Trois Morceaux No. 1 

Dorothy Rudd Moore – A Little Whimsy

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