LGBTQ Band Composers Project

The intent of project is to compile a list of pieces by composers who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and additional gender/sexuality minorities) community and who have written works for band. This project will be treated as a working document and resource for conductors, educators, performers, and scholars interested in the music of LGBTQ+ band composers. Before submitting a suggested composer, please refer to the list of those already included to avoid duplicate entries.

Please be aware the results of this project will be made available to the public. If you are not out, or do not wish to identify as LGBTQ+, then please refrain from participating. By participating, you agree to have the information provided made public.

Edited, verified, and vetted results of this project will be compiled from voluntary composer submissions and trusted, citable sources. Living composers who did not submit their works directly to this project will be contacted before inclusion unless their identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is well-documented in print and/or other media and will be cited. A list of contributors to this project will also be made available.

As terms for sexuality and gender identity are 20th-century constructs, composers of the past may not have identified as such. Through examining their letters and other primary sources, some composers of the past will be included in this project whereas others won't.

Previously submitted composers

Richard Addinsell
Jacob Ali
Jared Aragón
Andrew Ardizzoia
Troy Armstrong
Samuel Barber
Greg Bartholomew
Arthur Benjamin
Richard Rodney Bennett
Leonard Bernstein
John G. Bilotta
Clint Borzoni
Arthur Breur
Benjamin Britten
Nathan Brown
Daniel Bukin
Stacy Busch
John Cage
Oliver Caplan
John Carollo
Stephen Vincent Casellas
Jason Charney
Desmond Child
Rachael Coleman
Aaron Copland
John Corigliano
Noel Coward
Henry Cowell
Richard Crosby
Ingolf Dahl
Peter Maxwell Davies
Kevin Day
David Del Tredici
David Diamond
Eric Dollerschell-Petry
Frank Duarte
Julius Eastman
Timothy Erickson
Mohammed Fairouz
Manuel de Falla
Gareth Farr
Inti Figgis-Vizueta
Ronald Follas
Jamison Forge
Matt Frey
Rossano Galante
Alexandra Gardner
Julie Giroux
Tyler S. Grant
Anthony R. Green
Charles Griffes
Clare Grundman
Anne Guzzo
Reynaldo Hahn
Joseph Hallman
Caleb Hammer
Lee Hartman
Ralph Raymond Hays
Ricardo Hembree
Hanz Werner Henze
Jennifer Higdon
Wataru Hokoyama
Stephen Ryan Jackson
Salvador Alan Jacobo
Elton John
John Kander
Kevin Kay
Eric Knechtges
Chris Lamb
Gwen-Marie Lerch
Lowell Liebermann
Robert Maggio
Andrew McManus
Sonia Megias
Sam Melnick
Gian Carlo Menotti
Cooper Minnis
Nico Muhly
Nicole Murphy
Anthony O'Toole
Jeffrey Ouper
Liam Piper-Brandon
Cole Porter
Francis Poulenc
Kincaid Rabb
Justin Raines
Steven Reineke
Ned Rorem
Logan Rutledge
Camille Saint-Saëns
Franz Schubert
Caroline Shaw
Robert Sheldon
Steven Serpa
Paul Siskind
Ethel Smyth
Stephen Sondheim
Randall Standridge
Ingrid Stölzel
Conrad Susa
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
Omar Thomas
Virgil Thomson
Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tippett
Nicholas Tran
Dale Trumbore
Mari Esabel Valverde
Evan Williams
Charles Wuorinen

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