Institute for Composer Diversity - Includes databases of both composers and works
Music by Black Composers - directory of Black Composers available for commission and for research into contemporary classical music
The Composers Equity Project - A Database of ALAANA, Women, and Gender Non-Conforming Composers
LGBTQ Composers - resource for conductors, educators, performers, and scholars interested in the music of LGBTQ+ band composers
Women in Music - clearinghouse for women composers, performers and scholars
Database of Art Song by Women Composers - search a dynamic database of women's art songs
Diverse Composers of Wind Band Music - spreadsheet of wind band music
Women Composer Index - search by artist or genre
Bassoon and Wind Quintet Music by Women, Non-binary Composers, and/or Composers of Color - spreadsheet of artists and works
Note: Adopted from UNCSA library guide, https://library.uncsa.edu/c.php?g=1001881&p=7255141
Google searches are great to find various lists of musicians from diverse backgrounds. Search for keywords such as "black composers," "female composers of color," "LGBT songwriters," "transgender musicians," or develop your own search terms.
Once you locate names of specific musicians, search Google, YouTube, and the library catalog for each musician's name to find scores and recordings.
G.R. Little Library
Elizabeth City State University