The Archiv Frau und Musik in Frankfurt am Main offers a unique collection on women in music, with a focus on female composers and conductors. You are cordially invited to take a look at our holdings – our online catalog also offers a general overview. Copies can be ordered and made if required, provided that the copyright allows it. Borrowing is not possible. Please plan your visit with us in advance so that we can provide the appropriate media.

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We also offer professional advice and specialized research on issues related to women in music.
We offer support the preparation of concert programs and the writing of scientific papers.

The Archiv Frau und Musik offers guided tours of its rooms for various groups and occasions. Under professional guidance, you will gain an insight into the entire collection. Please register in advance so that we can respond specifically to your requests.

Book our staff for lectures and workshops on the following topics:

  • Databases and research possibilities for works by women composers (Daniela Weber)
  • Canon research and women’s music history (Jelena Rothermel)
  • Lesbian music history (Susanne Wosnitzka)
  • Professional conditions of women music makers in the past and today
  • Diversity-conscious concert program planning (Jelena Rothermel)
  • Compact overview of women’s music history (Susanne Wosnitzka)
  • Individually selected women composers from the 11th to the 21st century (Susanne Wosnitzka)

And many more…

Are you a composer yourself? Then send us your materials (compositions, recordings, programs, press articles, etc.)! They will be given a proper place in our archive. Write to us!

In order for the archive’s holdings to continue to grow, we welcome tips, donations or permanent loans. For example, anyone who owns older editions of sheet music, or records with music by female composers, and who would like to make them available to the archive, is cordially invited to do so.

We also offer internships as part of your studies or training. Please contact us at info[at], stating your preferred period, contact details and some information about yourself.