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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.

Articles by this author

Women, Music, and Judaism in America

This article emphasizes American Jewish women’s multivalent musical choices from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. In doing so, it acknowledges that mainstream Jewish liturgical, educational, art, and “popular” music histories often exclude or minimize women’s participation—as does the very term “Jewish music.” Instead, this article focuses on Jewish-identifying women’s activities in both religious and non-religious settings, rather than seeking to classify the music they create.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Adrienne Fried Block." (Viewed on March 3, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/fried-block>.