Meet Clara the composer, Ella the jazz singer, Selena the pop star, and Xian the conductor!
Women in music are brilliant, creative, brave, and resilient. They are composers, conductors, singers, musicologists, electronic music producers, and so much more.
In this vibrantly illustrated picture book, meet 26 remarkable women musicians who collectively span over 1,000 years of music history and represent a diversity of cultures, races, professions, and abilities. Their incredible stories and beautiful work are sure to inspire a new generation of musicians!
Women and music, two universally life-giving forces get combined in this delightful book. Enjoy.
—Tanya Tagaq, Inuk Improvisational Singer and Award-Winning Avant-Garde Composer
In this book, Loepp Thiessen and Kang spotlight the uniqueness of women in music, inspiring big dreams and making children believe anything is possible. There is great power in that.
—Gabriella Di Laccio, Soprano and Founder of Donne – Women in Music
This book is a timely and uplifting resource for women and girls around the world!
—Quilla, Electronic Music Producer, DJ, and Songwriter
I am thrilled to be a part of this publication and hope it inspires future generations of musicians, igniting in them a passion and curiosity for music-making.
—Xian Zhang, Conductor, Music Director for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The ABCs of Women in Music is a colorful, fun, and much-needed exploration of the diverse ways women have contributed to music throughout history. I learned quite a few new names reading this book at age 37, and I can't wait to get copies for my nieces and nephews!
—Gaelynn Lea, Folk Singer, Violinist, and Disability Advocate
Author Anneli Loepp Thiessen is a music researcher, teacher, and pianist. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Illustrator Haeon Grace Kang is a visual artist and illustrator. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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