Bachelder, Marilyn Meyers. “Women in Music Composition: Ruth Crawford Seeger, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, and Vivian Fine.” Master of Arts in Music thesis, Eastern Michigan University, 1975. Analysis of two of Fine’s compositions, Sinfonia and Fugato and Paean.

Cody, Judith. Vivian Fine: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002. Judith Cody is a widely published poet and composer who devoted ten years to researching and compiling the wealth of information in this comprehensive reference work.

Fuller, Sophie. The Pandora Guide to Women Composers: Britain and the United States 1629 - Present. London: HarperCollins, 1994.

Jones, Leslie. “The Solo Piano Music of Vivian Fine,” Doctor of Musical Arts thesis, University of Cincinnatti, 1994. Contains a detailed analysis of Fine’s piano music as well as discussion of other works. Available upon request from

LePage, Jane Weiner. Women Composers, Conductors, and Musicians of the Twentieth Century: Selected Biographies: Vol. II. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1983. Contains a lengthy chapter on Fine.

Morton, Brian and Pamela Collins, ed. Contemporary Composers. Chicago: St James Press, 1992. Good summation of Fine’s work.

Nichols, Janet. Women Music Makers: An Introduction to Women Composers. New York: Walker and Co., 1992.

Pendle, Karin, ed. Women and Music: A History, Second Edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Tick, Judith. Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer’s Search for American Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. Interesting details of Fine’s friendship with Ruth Crawford.

Von Gunden, Heidi. The Music of Vivian Fine, Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 1999. Heidi Von Gunden is a renowned musicologist who teaches at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Her book on Fine, an engrossing combination of lively biography and musical analysis, received the ASCAP Deems Taylor award in 2000.