Miriam Zach

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Miriam Zach
Nationality United States
Fields Conductor
Institutions University of Florida
Alma mater Northwestern University
University of Chicago

Miriam Zach is a University of Florida professor and musicologist residing in Gainesville, Florida known for her work in the study of women composers.[1] Zach's published works in the area of female composers include a CD titled Hidden Treasures: 300 Years of Organ Music by Women Composers which was released in 1998 and the textbook For the Birds: Women Composers Music History Speller, and her collections of music and documentation about women composers formed the base of the International Women Composers' Library, a music history library of which Dr. Zach is the current director.

Education and Professorship[edit]

Miriam Zach completed her undergraduate education at Northwestern University before moving on to graduate studies at the University of Chicago. Afterward, she left the United States and lived in Germany for 5 years, teaching piano at the Universität Bielefeld .[2]

She currently teaches music history and music and health courses at the University of Florida, where she holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Honors Program.

Awards and honors[edit]

Dr. Zach has earned several awards for her research and professorship. She earned the honor of being Professor of the Year for 2000-2001 at the University of Florida, one of the largest colleges in the United States[citation needed].

Zach was also honored with the prestigious title of Charles and Mary Sukup Endowed Artist in Organ at Iowa State University in 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "Google news archive, the Gainesville Sun". Gainesville Sun. March 15, 2002. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "About Miriam Zach". The Margaret Zach International Women Composers Library. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Miriam Zach". Iowa State University. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 

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