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International Dictionary of Black Composers

Edited by Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. (NHC Fellow, 1992–93; 1996–97; 2003–04)

African Americans; Composers

Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999

From the publisher’s description:

A two-volume reference work with biographies and work information for 185 black music composers from across two centuries. The Dictionary was a project of the Center for Black Music at Columbia College Chicago.

Awards and Prizes
Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2000); Library Journal Best Reference Source (2000)
Music / African Americans / Composers /

Floyd, Samuel A., Jr. (NHC Fellow, 1992–93; 1996–97; 2003–04), ed. International Dictionary of Black Composers. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999.