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About the Founder of the Library

Miriam S. Zach, Ph.D. is an organist, harpsichordist, and musicologist. Her CD Hidden Treasures: 300 Years of Organ Music by Women Composers (1998) was recorded in Princeton University Chapel (and is available in the Music section of this site). 

She is a Transformative Researcher, teaching music history, music & health courses in the Honors Program at the University of Florida (and was named Professor of the Year 2000-2001), and Director of Music at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Gainesville. She also performs frequently with the Alachua Consort, and continues to maintain her own Music Studio where she gives piano, harpsichord, and pipe-organ lessons to students of all ages. 

After completing degrees at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, she lived in Germany for five years teaching piano at the Universität Bielefeld, singing in the Kantorei St. Nicolai in Lemgo, and touring Europe with her husband, Dr. Mikesch Muecke. As director of the International Women Composers Library she continues to organize annual International Festivals of Women Composers which have been crossroads for networking among women composers and their advocates for more than a decade. She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida. For more information go to