Loud and Clear
Loud and Clear: A Guide to Levelled Piano Music by Women Composers in the 20th and 21st Centuries by Olivia Adams is a ‘must-have’ reference for your library. Olivia offers thousands of titles organized by level from preparatory to diploma written by hundreds of women composers largely from the Western Hemisphere. She also includes ‘Composer Spotlights’(picture and short bio), ‘Did You Know’ facts for sharing, statistics regarding the inclusion of women composers within piano syllabi and a glossary of women composers (with dates and nationality). And – Conservatory Canada has endorsed Olivia’s listing so that exam students may select any title within Loud and Clear without obtaining special substitution approval.