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Susan Rawcliffe

Susan Rawcliffe in her studio at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

Susan Rawcliffe is an American ceramist, musician, and instrument maker who draws on her experience of replicating and playing ancient clay flutes to create original ceramic instruments.

Image credit: Susan Rawcliffe in her studio at Angel's Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, by Gene Ogami.

Ellen Fullman

Ellen Fullman playing one of her invented instruments.

Ellen Fullman is an American artist, composer, performer, and instrument inventor. She began experimenting with extended lengths of wire in 1980, and is best known for inventing the Long String Instrument.

Image credit: Photo by Wendy Couteau.

We are pleased to add 113 articles to Grove Music Online, including additions from the UpdateGMO program, new articles in the Southeastern and East Central Europe collection, and new content from AmeriGrove and the Instruments Dictionary. Read more about the changes in What's New.

Concert in the Egg painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Subject Guides

Learn more about particular time periods or genres with our subject guides. Each guide contains lists of editorially-selected articles associated with a particular time period or genre.

Close up of a conductor hand with sheet music in the background

Update Grove Music Online

Have you ever wondered how Grove is updated? Read about our many projects.

Find out more about Grove’s author updating program, UpdateGMO. Are you a Grove contributor who wants update your article(s)? Let us know.

News

JUNE 25, 2018

Changes to browse options

 We've adjusted our category labels in the browse options and search results page.

MARCH 26, 2018

What's new in March 2018

 Over 100 new articles have been added to Grove Music Online.

MARCH 8, 2018

New blog post - Seven women you may not know from music history

New on the OUPBlog, a list of seven known and unknown women who impacted music history.