Hoch and Lister have provided an invaluable, and very timely resource for teachers, students, and professional singers who are taking the long-overdue steps to diversify their repertories and be more inclusive. The authors present a considerable amount of material in a way that holds the reader's attention without becoming overwhelming and have, for the most part, successfully provided the reader with an extensive overview of the contribution of women composers to vocal music as well as producing the useful and fully comprehensive resource to anyone taking the steps to actively educate themselves on the subject.
Hoch and Lister offer a panoramic view of the role of women in music. The vista is expansive, encompassing notable composers and performers from Western classical music, music theater, and commercial music. . . . Singers, and indeed anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge of women composers in a wide range of musical styles, will find this book informative, and a useful introduction to the topic.