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Diversity in Music


This page briefly highlights composers and musicians who live with a mental or physical disabilities. 

Approaches to Searching

To locate books about a specific person or topic, use the Subject Search in the OPAL Library Catalog. Each book has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content.

Subject headings for groups of people not associated with a nationality are relatively new, and practices are still being worked out. Some headings that have been applied to disability studies, though, include:

  • Artists with mental disabilities
  • Musicians with disabilities
  • Composers with disabilities

General Resources

Library Collections


Disability Studies Resources

There are many online resources devoted to diversity in music. Here are just a few essential ones.