Women Composers by Time Period

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Pre-medieval biographies (to 1100)

Early Renaissance biographies (1450-1525)

Late Renaissance biographies (1525-1600)

Late Romantic (1850-1900)

Adayevskaya, Ella Georgiyevna

Allitsen, Frances

Andrée, Elfrida

Arkwright, Marian

Aulin, Valborg

Backer Grøndahl, Agathe

Barnard, Charlotte Alington

Bengoecha de Cármena, Soledad

Bertin, Louise

Bonis, Mélanie

Brdlíková, Josefina

Bronsart, Ingeborg von

Carreño, Teresa

Chaminade, Cécile

Chrétien, Hedwige

Ellicott, Rosalind Frances

Emingerová, Kateřina

Ferrari, Carlotta

Ferrari, Gabrielle

Folville, Eugénie-Emilie Juliette

Gabriel, Virginia

Galeotti, Margherita

Gonzaga, Chiquinha

Grandval, Marie, Vicomtesse de

Hannikainen, Ann-Elise

Hardelot, Guy d’

Harraden, R. Ethel

Heckscher, Celeste de Longpré

Holmès, Augusta

Hopekirk, Helen

Horrocks, Amy Elsie

Janotha, Natalia

Kralik von Mayerswalden, Mathilde

Le Beau, Luise Adolpha

Lehmann, Liza

Leonardo, Luísa

Liebmann, Nanna Magdalene

Lili‘uokalani, Queen of Hawaii

Lindsay, Maria

Marshall, Florence Ashton

Mayer, Emilie

Menter, Sophie

Milanollo, Teresa

Moberg, Ida Georgina

Mounsey, Ann

Munktell, Helena

Netzel, Laura Constance

Niewiarowska-Brzozowska, Julia

Norton, Caroline Elizabeth Sarah

Olagnier, Marguerite

Parkhurst, Susan McFarland

Perrière-Pilte, Anaïs, Countess of

Pessiak-Schmerling, Anna

Puget, Loïsa

Rennes, Catharina van

Rimskaya-Korsakova, Nadezhda Nikolayevna

Robinson (ii), Fanny Arthur

Rogers, Clara Kathleen

Runcie, Constance Faunt Le Roy

Ruta, Gilda

Sabinin, Martha von

Salter, Mary Elizabeth Turner

Schauroth, Delphine (Adolphine) von

Schjelderup, Mon

Schumann, Clara

Serova, Valentina Semyonovna

Siegling, Marie Regina

Smith, Alice Mary

Steiner, Emma Roberto

Stirling, Elizabeth

Stocker, Stella

Stubenberg, Maria Anna, Countess

Temple, Hope

Thys, Pauline-Marie-Elisa

Troup, (Emily) Josephine

Tyrrell, Agnes

Viardot, Pauline

Weldon, Georgina

Wichern, Caroline

Woodforde-Finden, Amy

Wood, Mary Knight

Woolf, (Sophia) Julia

Wurmbrand-Stuppach, Stephanie

Wurm, Mary J. A.

Zimmermann, Agnes

Early 20th century (1900-1960)

Adam de Aróstegui, María de las Mercedes

Aldridge, Amanda Ira

Alter, Martha

Appeldoorn, Dina

Archer, Violet

Aretz, Isabel

Arrieu, Claude

Bacewicz, Grażyna

Bach, Maria

Baldacci, Giovanna Bruna

Ballou, Esther

Barberis, Mansi

Barbosa, Cacilda Campos Borges

Barnett, Alice

Barns, Ethel

Barradas, Carmen

Barraine, Elsa

Bauer, Marion Eugénie

Beach, Amy Marcy

Béclard d'Harcourt, Marguerite

Beijerman-Walraven, Jeanne

Beyer, Johanna

Bidart, Lycia de Biase

Bitgood, Roberta

Blomfield Holt, Patricia

Bond, Carrie

Bonds, Margaret Allison

Bonhomme, Andrée

Bordewijk-Roepman, Johanna

Bosmans, Henriëtte

Botet Dubois, María Enma

Boulanger, Lili

Boulanger, Nadia

Boyle, Ina

Brahe, May Hannah

Branscombe, Gena

Bright, Dora

Britain, Radie

Brogue, Roslyn

Canal, Marguerite

Capuis, Matilde

Carmichael, Mary Grant

Carvalho, Dinorá de

Carwithen, Doreen

Chebotarian, Gayane

Clarke, Rebecca

Coates, Dorothy Love

Coghill, Rhoda (Sinclair)

Colaço Osorio-Swaab, Reine

Coleman, Ellen

Coleridge-Taylor, Avril

Collins, Laura Sedgwick

Contini Anselmi, Lucia

Coulthard, Jean

Couper, Mildred

Cramer, Anna

Crawford, Ruth

Dalberg, Nancy

Daniels, Mabel Wheeler

De Blanck Martín, Olga

Delbos, Claire

Desportes, Yvonne

Dring, Madeleine

Du Bois, Shirley Graham

Dziewulska, Maria (Amelia)

Eckhardt-Gramatté, S.-C.

Elwyn-Edwards, Dilys

Ewart, Florence Maud

Falcinelli, Rolande

Faltis, Evelyn

Fraser, Shena (Eleanor)

Freed, Isadore

Freer, Eleanor Everest

Frensel Wegener, Bertha

Fromm-Michaels, Ilse

Gideon, Miriam

Gipps, Ruth

Giuranna, Barbara

Glanville-Hicks, Peggy

Gow, Dorothy

Gubitosi, Emilia

Güran, Nazife

Hagan, Helen Eugenia

Hall, Pauline

Harrison, Susie Frances

Hernández, Gisela

Hier, Ethel Glenn

Holst, Imogen

Hood, Helen Francis

Howell, Dorothy

Howe, Mary

Hyde, Miriam Beatrice

Jabor (Maia de Carvalho), Najla

James, Dorothy

Jerea, Hilda

Jessye, Eva

Joseph, Jane M.

Kanai, Kikuko

Kaprálová, Vítězslava

Katunda, Eunice

Keal, Minna

Klechniowska, Anna Maria

Korn, Clara Anna

Krzyżanowska, Halina

Kuyper, Elisabeth

Lalauni, Lila

Lang, Margaret Ruthven

Last, Joan Mary

Lecuona Casado, Ernestina

Leginska, Ethel

Leite, Clarisse

Leiviskä, Helvi

Leleu, Jeanne

Levina, Zara Aleksandrovna

Lomax, Emma

Lutyens, Elisabeth

Mackenna (Subercaseaux), Carmela

Maconchy, Dame Elizabeth

Maddison, Adela

Maldïbayev, Abdïlas

Mallá, Florentina

Mana Zucca

Manning, Kathleen Lockhart

Manziarly, Marcelle de

McBurney, Mona

Moe, Benna

Moore, Mary Carr

Moore, Undine Smith

Müller-Hermann, Johanna

Nordenstrom, Gladys

Nugent, Maude

Oosterzee, Cornélie van

Ørbeck, Anne-Marie

Owen, Morfydd

Pejačević, Dora

Pelegrí i Marimón, Maria Teresa

Pentland, Barbara

Perry, Julia

Petrova, Mara

Poston, Elizabeth

Price, Florence Bea

Prieto, Maria Teresa

Qu Xixian

Rainier, Priaulx

Rampazzi, Teresa

Reisserová, Julie

Respighi, Elsa

Riego, Teresa Clotilde del

Rodrigo, Maria

Rofe, Esther

Ronell, Ann

Salvador, Matilde

Samter, Alice

Scarborough, Ethel

Schonthal, Ruth

Sehested, Hilda

Senfter, Johanna

Sepúlveda (Maira), María Luisa

Shlonsky, Verdina

Simons, Netty

Smith, Julia

Smyth, Dame Ethel

Sønstevold, Maj

Sousa, Berta Alves de

Strickland, Lily

Stuart-Coolidge, Peggy

Suesse, Dana

Sutherland, Margaret

Swain, Freda

Swepstone, Edith

Swift, Kay

Szajna-Lewandowska, Jadwiga

Tailleferre, Germaine

Talma, Louise

Tate, Phyllis

Tegnér, Alice

Thisse-Derouette, Rose

Ticharich, Zdenka

Tolkowsky, Denise

Trimble, Joan

Urner, Catherine Murphy

Vellère, Lucie

Veysberg, Yuliya Lazarevna

Vieu, Jane

Vigneron-Ramackers, Josée (Christiane)

Vito-Delvaux, Berthe di

Vivado (Orsini), Ida

Vorlová, Sláva

Wandall, Tekla Griebel

Warren, Elinor Remick

Wegener, Emmy

Weigl, Vally

Wennerberg-Reuter, Sara

Wertheim, Rosy

White, Maude Valérie

Williams, Grace

Wylie, Ruth Shaw

Xiao, Shuxian

Zieritz, Grete von

Zubeldia, Emiliana de

Contemporary (1960-)

Abejo, Rosalina

Abe, Keiko

Agolli, Lejla

Agudela, Graciela

Ahrens, Sieglinde

Akers, Doris (Mae)

Akiyoshi, Toshiko

Alberga, Eleanor

Alcalay, Luna

Alexander (Pollack), Leni

Alexandra, Liana

Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz

Allik, Kristi

Alotin, Yardena

Alsted, Birgitte

Amacher, Maryanne

Ancona, Solange

Anderson, Avril

Anderson, Beth

Anderson, Ruth

Ansink, Caroline

Arazova Izabella Konstantinovna

Arho, Anneli

Armer, Elinor

Baader-Nobs, Heidi

Badian, Maya

Baeva, Vera

Bailey, Judith Margaret

Baiocchi, Regina Harris

Bakke, Ruth

Barkin, Elaine

Barnett, Carol E.

Barreau, Gisèle

Barrière, Françoise

Barron, Bebe

Bauckholt, Carola

Bauld, Alison

Beamish, Sally

Beath, Betty (Mary)

Beat, Janet

Beecroft, Norma

Beglarian, Eve

Bego-Šimunić Anđelka

Benary, Barbara

Benati, Chiara

Berl, Christine

Bibby, Gillian

Bilbao, Beatriz

Bingham, Judith

Birnstein, Renate

Blaustein, Susan Morton

Bley, Carla

Bodorovà, Sylvie

Bofill Levi, Ana

Bond, Victoria

Bor, Modesta

Borroff, Edith

Bosch, Maura

Bo, Sonia

Bouchard, Linda

Bowater, Helen

Boyd, Anne

Brenet, Thérèse

Brusa, Elisabetta

Bruzdowicz, Joanna

Buchanan, Dorothy Quita

Bulterijs, Nini

Burrell, Diana

Calame, Geneviève

Campos, Lina Pires de

Canat de Chizy, Edith

Capdeville, Constança

Carlos, Wendy

Carr-Boyd, Ann (Kirsten)

Castillo, Graciela

Castro-Robinson, Eve de

Cecchi, Gabriella

Cecconi-Botella, Monic

Cenova, Julia

Chambers, Wendy Mae

Chance, Nancy Laird

Charbonnier, Janine

Chemberdzhi, Yekaterina

Chen Shihui

Chen Yi

Chin, Unsuk

Chitchian, Geghuni Hovannesi

Chudova, Tat′yana Alekseyevna

Ciani, Suzanne

Ciobanu, Maia

Claman, Dolores (Olga)

Clayton, Laura

Clement, Sheree

Clingan, Judith Ann

Clostre, Adrienne

Coates, Gloria

Colin-De Clerck, Jeanne (Albertine)

Cory, Eleanor

Czernowin, Chaya

Daiken, Melanie Ruth

Davidson, Tina

Derbyshire, Delia

Deschênes, Marcelle

Diamond, Jody

Dianda, Hilda

Diemer, Emma

Díez, Consuelo

Di Lotti, Silvana

Dinescu, Violeta

Dlugoszewski, Lucia

Donceanu, Felicia

Draganova, Dora

Dudley, Anne

Dvorkin, Judith

Dychko, Lesya Vasil′yevna

Einfelde, Maija

Eiríksdóttir, Karólína

Ekizian, Michelle

Eksanishvili, Eleonora

Erbse, Heimo

Erding-Swiridoff, Susanne

Ernst, Siegrid

Escot, Pozzi

Escribano, María

Farrell, Eibhlis

Feigin, Sarah

Ferreyra, Beatriz

Finsterer, Mary

Firsova, Elena

Fisher, Helen (Wynfreda)

Fleischer, Tsippi

Fontyn, Jacqueline

Fowler, Jennifer

Fox, Erika

Frajt, Ludmila

Franchi, Dorothea Anne

Franks Williams, Joan

Frykberg, Susan

Fujiie, Keiko

Furgeri, Biancamaria

Galinne, Rachel

Geertens, Gerda

Gentile, Ada

Ghoneim, Mauna

Gifford, Helen

Giraud, Suzanne

Giteck, Janice

Graham, Janet (Christine)

Grant, Micki

Grisby, Beverly

Gubaydulina, Sofiya Asgatovna

Guraieb, Rosa

Hara, Kazuko

Harelava, Halina Kanstantsinawna

Hasnaş, Irina

Havenstein, Birgit

Havrylets′, Hanna

Hay, Diana Pereira

Hedstrøm, Åse

Heller, Barbara

Henderson, Moya

Hoenderdos, Margriet

Hölszky, Adriana

Hoover, Katherine

Hopkins, Sarah

Ho Wai-On

Huang Zhun

Hugh-Jones, Elaine

Hutchinson, Brenda

Irman, Regina

Isaksson, Madeleine

Ivey, Jean Eichelberger

Izarra, Adina

Janárčeková, Viera

Jeppsson, Kerstin

Jiráčková, Marta

Jolas, Betsy

Jünger, Patricia

Kamal, Trisutji

Kaminsky, Laura

Karastoyanova, Elena

Kasilag, Lucrecia Roces

Kats-Chernin, Elena

Kelly, Denise

Kim, Hi Kyung

Kirkwood, Antoinette

Kistétényi, Melinda

Klein, Judy

Klinkova, Zhivka

Kolb, Barbara

Konishi, Nagako

Konshina, Yelena Sergeyevna

Koptagel, Yüksel

Krasteva, Neva

Krzanowska, Grażyna

Kubisch, Christina

Kubo, Mayako

Kulenty, Hanna

Kunkel, Renata

Kyrylina, Iryna Yakovlevna

La Barbara, Joan

La Cruz, Zulema de

Lambertini, Marta

Lam Bun-ching

Lam Manyee

Larsen, Libby

Lauber, Anne

LeBaron, Anne

Lee Chan-Hae

Lee Young-ja

LeFanu, Nicola

Leite, Vânia Dantas

Lejet, Edith

León, Tania

Liddell, (Elizabeth) Claire

Lim, Liza

Linnet, Anne

Liu Zhuang

Lockhart, Beatriz

Lockwood, Annea

Lomon, Ruth

Loudová, Ivana

Louie, Alexina

Ludvig-Pečar, Nada

Luengo, Maria Teresa

Luff, Enid

Lyadova, Lyudmila Alexeyevna

Machado, Marianella

Mageau, Mary (Jane)

Mägi, Ester

Malumbres, Maria Dolores

Mamlok, Ursula

Marbe, Myriam

Marez Oyens, Tera de

Martinez, Odaline de la

Martins, Maria de Lurdes

Masumoto, Kikuko

Matuszczak, Bernadetta

Mazur, Marilyn

McIntosh, Diana

McLean, Priscilla

McLeod, Jenny Helen

McTee, Cindy

Mekeel, Joyce

Metallidi, Zhanneta Lazarevna

Milstein, Silvina

Mirshakar, Zarrina

Miyake, Haruna

Monk, Meredith

Moore, Dorothy Rudd

Moretto, Nelly

Mori, Junko

Morley, Angela

Moszumańska-Nazar, Krystyna

Moyseowicz, Gabriela

Mundry, Isabel

Musgrave, Thea

Nelson, Sheila Mary

Nešić, Vojna

Neuwirth, Olga

Nikolayeva, Tat′yana

Nova, Jacqueline

O'Leary, Jane

Obrovská, Jana

Odăgescu, Irina

Oh Sook-Ja

Oliveira, Jocy de

Olivero, Betty

Oliveros, Pauline

Olive, Vivienne

Oram, Daphne Blake

Ore, Cecilie

Ortiz, Gabriela

Ovcharenko, Halyna

Ozaita, María Luisa

Pade, Else Marie

Pagh-Paan, Younghi

Paintal, Priti

Pakhmutova, Aleksandra Nikolayevna

Pan Shiji

Paraskevaidis, Graciela

Paredes, Hilda

Parker, Alice

Payne, Maggi

Pereyra-Lizaso, Nydia

Petkova, Rosica

Petra-Basacopol, Carmen

Petrová, Elena

Phillips, Liz

Pistono, Piera

Pizer, Elizabeth Hayden

Pliyeva, Zhanna Vasil′yevna

Polevaya, Viktoriya Valeriyevna

Polin, Claire

Portman, Rachel

Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Grażyna

Ptaszyńska, Marta

Radermacher, Erika

Radigue, Eliane

Raum, Elizabeth

Ravinale, Irma

Reid, Sally Sarah Johnston

Renard, Claire

Rezende, Marisa

Richter, Marga

Riseman, Shoshana

Rodríguez, Marcela

Roe, Betty

Romero, Elena

Rosa, Clotilde

Rosas Fernandes, Maria Helena

Rotaru, Doina

Rubin, Anna

Ruiz Lastres, Magaly

Saariaho, Kaija

Saint-Marcoux, Micheline Coulombe

Samuel, Rhian

Samuelsson, Marie

Santos Ocampo, Amada

Sato, Kimi

Saunders, Rebecca

Scaletti, Carla

Schapira, Claire

Scherchen, Tona

Schlünz, Annette

Schorr, Eva

Scliar, Esther

Sekacz, Ilona

Setti, Kilza

Sfakianaki, Marielli

Shatin, Judith

Shemer, Naomi

Shiomi, Mieko

Shleh, Lyudmila Karpawna

Shrude, Marilyn

Sikora, Elżbieta

Silva, Adelaide Pereira da

Silver, Sheila

Skouen, Synne

Skrzypczak, Bettina

Smith, Linda Catlin

Snížková(-Škrhová), Jitka

Sonntag, Brunhilde

Southam, Ann

Soveral, Isabel

Speach, Bernadette

Spiegel, Laurie

Stefanović, Ivana

Steinberg, Carolyn

Steiner, Gitta

Suh, Kyungsun

Svanidze, Natela

Swados, Elizabeth

Szeghy, Iris

Tanaka, Karen

Tann, Hilary

Tăutu, Cornelia

Tcaci, Zlata

Telfer, Nancy

Terzian, Alicia

Thomas, Augusta Read

Thome, Diane

Thompson, Shirley J.

Tïrmand, Ėta Mayseyewna

Tower, Joan

Tsenova, Yuliya

Tsepkolenko, Karmella

Tsoupaki, Calliope

Tulve, Helena

Ulehla, Ludmila

Urreta, Alicia

Usher, Julia

Ustvol′skaya, Galina Ivanovna

Uyttenhove, Yolande

Van Appledorn, Mary Jeanne

Vande Gorne, Annette

Vandervelde, Janika

Van de Vate, Nancy

Vázquez, Alida

Vejvodová, Hana

Velázquez, Consuelo

Vercoe, Elizabeth Walton

Vierk, Lois V.

Villanueva, Mariana

Vlad, Marina Marta

Voronina, Tat″yana Alexandrovna

Walker, Gwyneth Van Anden

Wallach, Joelle

Wallen, Errollyn

Wang, Qiang

Watson Henderson, Ruth (Louise)

Weir, Judith

Westerkamp, Hildegard

Whitehead, Gillian

White, Ruth

Wikström, Inger

Wilkins, Margaret Lucy

Wiseman, Debbie

Wolfe, Julia

Woll, Erna

Woof, Barbara

Wullur, Sinta

Xin, Huguang

Yel′cheva, Irina Mikhaylovna

Zaidel-Rudolph, Jeanne

Zaimont, Judith Lang

Zechlin, Ruth

Zhubanova, Gaziza Akhmetovna

Zielińska, Lidia

Ziffrin, Marilyn J.

Zimmermann, Margrit

Živković, Mirjana

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe