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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. 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 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] USA
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
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

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
Childs, 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
Czernowin, Chaya [1957] Israel

D
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
Ferreyra, Beatriz [1937] Argentina
Figueroa, Adriana [1966] Argentina
Finsterer, Mary [1962] Australia
Fort, Anat [1970] Israel
Fournier, Marie-Helène [1963] France
Frances-Hoad, Cheryl [1980] United Kingdom
Frykberg, Susan [1954] New Zealand
Fuchs, Christina [1963] Germany
Fullman, Ellen [1957] USA

G
Gardner, Alexandra [196?] USA
Gardner, Key [1941-2002] USA
Gavlasova, Petra [20th cent.] Czechoslovakia
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
Hasler, Gabriele [1957] Germany
Hays, Sorrel [20th cent.] USA
Hedås, Kim [1965] Sweden
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
Hurley, Susan [1946] USA
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
Karaindrou, Eleni [20th cent.] Greece
Karpman, Laura [20th cent.] USA
Kats-Chernin, Elena [1957] Uzbekistan
Keiko, Abe [1937] Japan
Klement, Katharina [20th cent.] Austria
Knutson, Mary Louise [1966] USA
Koblenz, Babette [1956] Germany
Kolb, Barbara [1939] USA
Kosinova, Daniela [1977] Czechoslovakia

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
Lee, Hope [1953] Taiwan
Leyman, Katarina [1963] Sweden
Lillios, Elainie [1968] USA
Lim, Liza [1966] Australia
Lockwood, Annea [1939] New Zealand
Lundén, Ida [20th cent.] Sweden
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
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] Czech Republic

O
Olivero, Betty [20th cent.] Israel
Oliveros, Pauline [1932-2016] USA
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
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
Rotaru, Diana [20th cent.] Romania
Rubin, Anna [20th cent.] USA
Rudow, Vivian Adelberg [1936] USA

S
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
Swift, Kay (1897-1993) USA
Syrse, Diana [20th cent.] Mexico
Szeghy, Iris [20th cent.] Slovakia

T
Tally, Mirjam [1976] Sweden
Tarrodi, Andrea [1981] Sweden
Tchemberdji, Katia [1960] Russia
Thome, Diane [1942] USA
Thorvaldsdottir, Anna [1977] Iceland
Tian, Leilei [1971] China
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
Walshe, Jennifer [1974] Ireland
Watson, Mary Baugh [1890-1984] USA
Wennakoski, Lotta [1970] Finland
Westerkamp, Hildegard [1946] Germany
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
Zadeh, Aziza Mustafa [1970] Azerbaijan
Zagaykevych, Alla [20th cent] Ukraine
Zebeljan, Isidora [1967] Srbia




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