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Women in Music

May 8, 1910

Mary Lou Williams American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer was born. Mary Lou Williams recorded over 100 records wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington, Benny Good Goldman, and others. She was a Grammy nominee. 
May 8, 1910

November 17, 1903

Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud otherwise known as Molly Spotted Elk was born. Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud was an international and spellbinding native Penobscot Indian dancer and aspiring writer was born. She built bridges between cultures, used her knowledge of anthropology in her lecture and dance recitals.
November 17, 1903

March 12, 1903

"Der Wald" a one-act opera written by Dame Ethel Smyth was performed at the Metropolitan Opera. To date is the only opera written by a woman to be performed at the Met.
March 12, 1903