Adrienne Fried Block

Musicologist Adrienne Fried Block, (Ph.D. City University of New York) was Adjunct Professor of Music and Co-Director of the research project “Music in Gotham: The New York Scene 1862–1875” at the Graduate Center/CUNY, a documented history of music in performance. She taught, lectured and published articles on women in American music, including two prize-winning books, Women In American Music: A Bibliography of Music and Literature (with Carol Neuls-Bates) and Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Works of an American Composer.

Adrienne Fried Block passed away on April 5, 2009.

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Jewish Women and Jewish Music in America

American Jewish music has expanded vastly in variety, range, and quality of activities. Jews brought to America their secular-folk and sacred-liturgical musical heritage. There has been a renascence of age-old traditions that have become means of self-expression for Jewish women.

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