Musical Daughters of Eli: Women Pioneers at Yale


Co-education at Yale College began fifty years ago, in 1969, but women had been a part of the School of Music since its inception in 1894. This exhibit highlights a few of the women who blazed trails in music at Yale. Some of them made music as performers or composers, while others were active behind the scenes, building institutions as administrators or philanthropists. These women were not always welcomed, but they persisted, and they accomplished great things.


Richard Boursy, curator. Special thanks to Elisabeth Anton, Mark Bailey, Anna-Sophia Boguraev, Eva Heater, Suzanne Lovejoy, Jonathan Manton, Ruthann McTyre, Anne Rhodes, Judith Schiff, Kerala Snyder, Sita Strother, and Libby van Cleve.