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African American Women Composers - Exhibit

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Dorothy Rudd Moore graduated in 1963 from Howard University, where she studied composition with Mark Fax. She received the Lucy Moten Fellowship to study in France with Nadia Boulanger, and also studied composition with Chou Wen Chung in New York. In 1968 she was one of the founders of the Society of Black Composers. Among her best-known compositions are two works for voice, cello, and piano, From the Dark Tower (1970) and Weary Blues (1972), on texts by black American poets.

She recently passed away on March 30, 2022. She was 82.


For a full list of her work, click HERE


Dorothy Rudd Moore is displayed in Case 5, Adams Library Level 3.