The following illustrations show the "Advanced Search" in the library catalog. (On the Library's homepage, click "Catalog" then "Advanced Search" beside the search box.) Here, you can specify whether you're looking for a title, subject, etc.
Use subject terms like these:
Music by women composers
Music by African-American composers
Music by African-American women composers
Music by gay composers
Music by lesbian composers
music women composers in Subject
Performers can be searched as authors:
pavarotti in Author
Librettists and lyricists can be searched as authors:
metastasio in Author
For poets and other writers whose works have been set to music, try using the term: [Author’s name] – Musical settings.
dickinson musical settings in Subject