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This is a database of women composers who specialize in electroacoustic music, experimental music and sound art, music for the screen or stage, or jazz music. They are listed with their country of residence. If you know of a woman composer who meets the above criteria but whose name has been omitted, write to us: society[at]kapralova[dot]org. Please note that professionally trained composers are considered a priority and that the society reserves the right to approve your nomination.

A
Alessandrini, Patricia [20th cent.] Italy
Alexander, Leni [1924-2005] Chile
Amacher, Maryanne [1938-2009] USA
Anderson, Beth [1950] USA
Anderson, Elizabeth [1960] USA
Anderson, Laurie [1947] USA
Anderson, Ruth [1928-2019] USA
Angliss, Sarah [1966] UK
Angulo, Layla [20th cent.] USA
Anker, Lotte [1958] Denmark
Avram, Ana-Maria [20th cent.] Rumania
Ayers, Lydia [20th cent.] USA
Azarova, Svitlana [1976] Ukraine

B
Baas, Danielle [1958] Belgium
Bailie, Joanna [1973] United Kingdom
Bakke, Ruth [1947] Norway
Ballio, Emanuela [1968] Italy
Bång, Malin [1974]Sweden
Barber, Lesley [1962] Canada
Barret, Natasha [1972] United Kingdom
Bebe Barron [1925-2008] USA
Bartley, Wende [1951] Canada
Beat, Janet [1937] United Kingdom
Bechtold, Lynn [20th cent.]
Beecroft, Norma [1934] Canada
Beglarian, Eve [20th cent.] USA
Benary, Barbara [194?] USA
Benedetti, Josefina [1953] Venezuela
Berberian, Cathy [1925-1983] USA
Bergmannova, Sandra [1974] Czech Republic
Beyer, Johanna Magdelena [1888-1944] Germany
Bittova, Iva [1958] Czech Republic
Blackburn, Manuella [1984] United Kingdom
Blair, Elisabeth [20th cent.] USA
Blaustein, Susan [1953] USA
Bokanowski, Michèle [1943] France
Bouchard, Linda [1957] Canada
Bowler, Laura [20th cent.] UK

C
Cameron, Allison [1963] Canada
Campodonico, Beatrice [1958] Italy
Canat de Chizy, Edith [1950] France
Capers, Valerie [20th cent.] USA
Carlos, Wendy [20th cent.] USA
Carvalho, Sara [1970] Portugal
Carwithen, Doreen [1922-2003] England
Chambers, Wendy Mae [1957] USA
Chen, Chin-Chin [1964] Taiwan
Chen, Fang Chi [20th cent.] Taiwan
Cheney, Lisa [20th cent.] Australia
Mary Ellen [1957] USA
Chin, Unsuk [1961] Korea
Chou, Chiu-Yu [20th cent.] Taiwan
Ciobanu, Maia [1952] Romania
Clarke, Zana [1965] Australia
Coleman, Lisa [20th cent.] USA
Couper, Mildred [1887-1974] USA
Cowan, Claire [20th cent.] New Zealand
Czernowin, Chaya [1957] Israel

D
Dannheiser, Jessica [20th cent.] UK
Davis, Katherine [1892-1980] USA
Davis, Marion B. [1888-1970] USA
DeGaetani, Jan [1933-1989] USA
Delitala, Silvia [1960] Italy
Derbyshire, Delia [1937-2001] United Kingdom
Diehl, Paula [20th cent.] USA
Dlugoszewski, Lucia [1931-2000] USA
Dominique, Monica [1940] Sweden
Drese, Ingrid [1957] Belgium
Dudley, Anne [1957] United Kingdom
Dunphy, Melissa [1980] Australia
Dusman, Linda [20th cent.] USA
Dvorakova, Marketa [1977] Czech Republic

E
Eichelberger-Ivey, Jean [1923] USA
Eiriksdottir, Karolina [1951] Iceland
Ellison, Barbara [20th cent.] Ireland
Eremiasova, Michaela [1974] Czech Republic
Eriksson, Anna [1963] Sweden

F
Fernando, Samantha [1984] UK
Ferreyra, Beatriz [1937] Argentina
Figueroa, Adriana [1966] Argentina
Finsterer, Mary [1962] Australia
Fort, Anat [1970] Israel
Fournier, Marie-Helène [1963] France
Fox, Erika [1936] United Kingdom
Frances-Hoad, Cheryl [1980] United Kingdom
Franco, Germaine [20th cent.] USA
Frykberg, Susan [1954] New Zealand
Fuchs, Christina [1963] Germany
Fullman, Ellen [1957] USA

G
Gardner, Alexandra [196?] USA
Gardner, Key [1941-2002] USA
Gayner, Jessie Love [1863-19?] USA
Giles, Imogene [late 19th cent.] USA
Gomelskaya, Julia [20th cent.] Ukraine
Gosfield, Annie [1960] USA
Grigsby, Beverly [1928] USA
Groult, Christine [20th cent.] France
Gudnadottir, Hildur [1982] Iceland

H
Hartman, Hanna [20th cent.] Sweden
Harwood, Alexandra [20th cent.] United Kingdom
Hasler, Gabriele [1957] Germany
Hays, Sorrel [20th cent.] USA
Hedås, Kim [1965] Sweden
Hindman, Dorothy [20th cent.] USA
Hinkle-Turner, Elisabeth [1964] USA
Hirs, Rozalie [1965] Holland
Hoffman, Elizabeth [1961] USA
Howell, Rae [20th cent.] Australia
Hron, Terri [1977] Canada
Hui, Melissa [1966] Hong Kong
Hutchinson, Brenda [195?] USA

I
Iannotta, Clara [1983] Italy

J
Jean, Monique [1960] Canada
Jordanova, Victoria [1962] Yugoslavia
Justel, Elsa [1944] Argentina

K
Kalaniemi, Maria [1964] Finland
Kaminsky, Laura [1956] USA
Karaindrou, Eleni [20th cent.] Greece
Karpman, Laura [20th cent.] USA
Kats-Chernin, Elena [1957] Uzbekistan
Keiko, Abe [1937] Japan
Kinoshi, Cassie [1993] UK
Klement, Katharina [20th cent.] Austria
Knudson, Elizabeth [20th cent.] Canada
Knutson, Mary Louise [1966] USA
Koblenz, Babette [1956] Germany
Kolb, Barbara [1939] USA
Kubrick, Vivian [1960] USA

L
La Barbara, Joan [1947] USA
Laberge, Anne [20th-cent.] USA
Larson, Anna [20th-cent.] USA
Layman, Pamela [1949] USA
Leach, Hazel [1956] United Kingdom
LeBaron, Anne [1953] USA
Le Lohe, Francesca [20th cent.] UK
Lee, Hope [1953] Taiwan
Leyman, Katarina [1963] Sweden
Lillios, Elainie [1968] USA
Lim, Liza [1966] Australia
Lockwood, Annea [1939] New Zealand
Long, Helen Jane [1974] UK
Lundén, Ida [20th cent.] Sweden
Lurie, Deborah [20th cent.] USA
Lutyens, Elisabeth [1906-1984] England

M
Marshall, Kye [1943] Canada
McLean, Priscilla [1942] USA
McLeod, Jenny [1941] New Zealand
McLin, Lena Johnson [1929] USA
Meckley, Diana [20th cent.] USA
Megias, Sonia [20th cent.] Spain
Meierhans, Mela [1961] Switzerland
Melvoin, Wendy [20th cent.] USA
Mendoza, Elena [1973] Spain
Meridan, Lissa [1972] New Zealand
Mikova, Tatiana [20th cent.] Czech Republic
Misurell-Mitchell, Janice [20th cent.] USA
Miyake, Haruna [1942] Japan
Mochizuki, Misato [1969] Japan
Molitor, Claudia [20th cent.] United Kingdom
Monk, Meredith [1943] USA
Monk Feldman, Barbara [1953] Canada
Monnakgotla, Tebogo [20th cent.] Sweden
Morishita, Chikako [1981] Japan
Morley, Angela [1924] England
Mundry, Isabel [1963] Germany
Mustafa Zadeh, Aziza [1969] Azerbaijan
Muttenthaler, Adriane [20th cent.] Canada

N
Nasopoulou, Aspasia [20th cent.] Greece
Nemtsov, Sarah [1980] Germany
Neuwirth, Olga [1968] Germany
Niebergall, Julie Lee [1886-1968] USA
Nishikaze, Makiko [1968] Japan
Norelius, Lise-Lotte [20th cent.] Sweden
Norman, Katharine [1960] United Kingdom
Nota, Lenka [1971] Austria

O
Olivero, Betty [20th cent.] Israel
Oliveros, Pauline [1932-2016] USA
Oram, Daphne [1925–2003] UK
Ore, Cecilia [1954] Norway

P
Pade, Else Marie [1924] Denmark
Page, Rosalind [20th cent.] Australia
Palme, Pia [20th cent.] Austria
Palmer, Juliet [20th cent.] New Zealand
Papalexandri-Alexandri, Marianthi [1974] Greece
Paranosic, Milica [20th cent.] Yugoslavia
Paraskevaidis, Graciela [1940] Argentina
Paredes, Hilda [20th cent.] Mexico
Payne, Maggi [1945] USA
Peebles, Sarah [1964] Canada
Pena Young, Sabrina [20th cent.] USA
Peralta, Catalina [1963] Colombia
Philipsz, Susan [1965] United Kingdom
Pinnock, Naomi [1979] United Kingdom
Pinosova, Katerina [20th cent.] Czech Republic
Pomorin, Sibylle [1956] Germany
Pook, Jocelyn [20th cent.] United Kingdom
Portera, Rita [1960] Italy
Portman, Rachel [1960] United Kingdom
Potes, Alba [1955] Columbia
Prévost, Hélène [1943] Canada

R
Radigue, Eliane [1932] France
Ratkje, Maja Solveig Kjestrup [20th cent.] Norway
Ratusinska, Weronika [20th cent.] Poland
Renard, Claire [20th cent.] France
Repar, Patricia Anne [196?] Canada
Roberts, Megan [1952] USA
Rodgers, Mary [1931] USA
Rosa, Clotilde [1930] Portugal
Rosenbaum, Keren [1970] Israel
Rosenberger, Katharina [20th cent.] Switzerland
Rossi, Laura [20th cent.] United Kingdom
Rotaru, Diana [20th cent.] Romania
Rubin, Anna [20th cent.] USA
Rudow, Vivian Adelberg [1936] USA

S
Sabrié, Isabelle [20th cent.] France/Brazil
Sahlin, Iréne [1972] Sweden
Samuel, Rhian [1944] United Kingdom
Saunders, Rebecca [1967] United Kingdom
Schiphorst, Iris ter [1956] Germany
Schlünz, Annette [1964] Germany
Sither, Charlotte [1965] Germany
Sekacz, Ilona [1949] United Kingdom
Semegen, Daria [20th cent.] USA
Shapiro, Alex [1962] USA
Shatin, Judith [1949] USA
Shields, Alice [1943] USA
Sikelianou, Tania [20th cent.] Greece
Simone, Nina [1933-2003] USA
Skrzypczak, Bettina [20th cent.] Poland
Sonami, Laeticia [1957] France
Soveral, Isabel [1961] Portugal
Spektor, Mira J. [20th cent.] USA
Spiegel, Laurie [1945] USA
Stafford, Anna [20th cent.] USA
Suesse, Dana (1909-1987) USA
Susko, Petra [20th cent.] Czech Republic
Swift, Kay (1897-1993) USA
Syrse, Diana [20th cent.] Mexico
Szeghy, Iris [20th cent.] Slovakia

T
Tally, Mirjam [1976] Sweden
Tamar-kali [20th cent.] USA
Tarrodi, Andrea [1981] Sweden
Tchemberdji, Katia [1960] Russia
Thome, Diane [1942] USA
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna [1977] Iceland
Tsoupaki, Calliope [20th cent.] Greece
Tulve, Helena [1972] Estonia
Turcotte, Roxanne [1960] Canada
Tzoumerka-Knoedler, Vicky [1941] USA

V
Van Etten, Jane [1895 - 19?] USA
Vande Gorne, Annette [1946] Belgium
Vierk, Lois V. [1951] USA
Vrebalov, Aleksandra [1970] Serbia

W
Walker, Shirley [1945-2006] USA
Waller-Bridge, Isobel [1984] UK
Walshe, Jennifer [1974] Ireland
Warner, Amelia [20th cent.] United Kingdom
Watson, Mary Baugh [1890-1984] USA
Wennakoski, Lotta [1970] Finland
Westerkamp, Hildegard [1946] Germany
Wilcox (Fox), Felicity [1964] Australia
Williams, Mary Lou [1910-1981] USA
Winderen, Jana [20th cent.] Norway
Wiseman, Debbie [1964] United Kingdom
Wolfe, Julia [1958] USA
Woodforde-Finden, Amy [1860-1919] England
Wozny, Joanna [1973] Poland

Y
Yarnell, Carolyn [20th cent.] USA
Yoon, Bora [20th cent.] USA

Z
Zagaykevych, Alla [20th cent] Ukraine
Zebeljan, Isidora [1967] Srbia




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