Florence Price

Quick Facts

  • Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
  • First black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra
  • Played her first piano recital at the age of four
  • First composition was published at the age of 11
  • Faced obstacles in becoming recognized: “I have two handicaps,” she wrote: “I am a woman and I have some Negro blood in my veins.” (source)
  • About 200 of her compositions have been recently discovered.


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