Women in music, female composers


International Alliance for Women in Music,
a resource for women composers and women in music topics.


Kapralova Society
Dedicated to promoting women in music.

Vitezslava Kapralova,
Czech composer and conductor.


Twentieth-Century women composers *

List of female composers in the United States during the 20th century.

Autre Genre
A directory of composers available on Apple Music. The directory also includes lists of female contemporary composers at https://pinboard.in/u:autregenre.


Wikipedia list of female composers.

Female classical composers *

See also:
Wikipedia entries on female composers.

Beach, Amy Cheny

Amy Cheny Beach
University of New Hampshire Library
Amy Beach
Amy Beach
Biography, career highlights, and information about selected works.
Amy Beach and the American Symphonic Movement
Amy Beach. Bio, Albums, Pictures
Naxos Classical Music

Boulanger sisters

Boulanger Sisters. Nadia and Lili Boulanger
Biography, web resources, compositions, Boulanger pupils, Boulanger websites.
Lili Boulanger, Wikipedia entry.
Free scores by Lili Boulanger
Lili Boulanger. Concerts, Biography & News – BBC Music
Lili Boulanger. Classical Archives
Nadia Boulanger, Wikipedia entry.

Chaminade, Cecile Louise Stephanie

Cécile Cécile ChaminadeChaminade. Wikipedia entry.
Cecile Chaminade. Complete Catalogue of Works Archive.
Cécile Chaminade, free scores at the International Music Score Library Project.

Coulthard, Jean

Jean Coulthard. Wikipedia
Jean Coulthard. Canadian Music Centre

Demessieux, Jeanne

Jeanne Demessieux. BBC 


Firsova, Alissa

Alissa Firsova. Wikipedia

Alissa Firsova’s website.

Grime, Helen

Helen Grime. Chester Novello

Gubaidulina, Sofia

Sofia Gubaidulina. Biography.Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina. Boosey and Hawkes
Sofia Gubaidulina. Wikipedia entry.
Sofia Gubaidulina. BBC profile.
Sofia Gubaidulina. Schirmer music publishers.

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen, life and work.
Hildegard of Bingen, Wikipedia entry.
Hildegard of Bingen website, in English and German.
Examples of musical notation.
Hildegard Chant texts

Kapralova, Vitezslava

Vitezslava Kapralova homepage.
Vítězslava Kaprálová. Wikipedia
Telegraph article on Vitezslava Kapralova.

Mendelssohn, Fanny Cecile Hensel

fanny_mendelsonFanny Mendelssohn. Free scores by Fanny Mendelssohn in the Werner Icking Music Archive
Fanny Mendelssohn in the International Music Score Library Project
FannyHensel.de, a comprehensive site.
Fanny Mendelssohn Wikipedia entry.

Saariaho, Kaija

Kaija Saariaho’s homepage.
Kaija Saariaho. Chester Music
Kaija Saariaho. Wikipedia

Schumann, Clara Wieck

Clara Wieck Schumann, Wikipedia entry.
Free scores from Kreusch Sheet Music.net.
Free scores by Clara Schumann. International Music Score Library Project
Complete works of Clara Schumann-Wieck.

Smyth, Dame Ethel

Dame Ethel Smythe
Dame Ethel Smyth. Wikipedia.
Free scores by Ethel Smyth. International Music Score Library Project
Finding Aid for the Ethel Mary Smyth Letters, 1894-1937
A Portrait of Ethel Smyth (BBC)
Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (National Portrait Gallery)
Archival material relating to Ethel Smyth.
Works by Ethel Smyth on Internet Archive.

Strozzi, Barbara

Barbara Strozzi. Wikipedia
Barbara Strozzi, a blogspot

Tailleferre, Germaine

Germaine Tailleferre. Wikipedia
Germaine Tailleferre; 1892 – 1983; was a French composer and the only female member of the group of composers known as Les Six.
Gérard Billaudot Éditeur: Germaine Tailleferre
Compositions/sheet music by Germaine Tailleferre,  IMSLP/Petrucci Music

Ustvolskaya, Galina

Galina Ustvolskaya. Wikipedia
Sikorski music publishers. A list of works.
Music under Soviet Rule: The Lady With The Hammer

Clara Schumann
Clara Schumann