The musical heritage of America is rich and overflowing with supremely endowed musicians and composers who have composed some of the most enduring musical pieces. A potpourri of talent, American soil has seen meteoric rise in the field of music, thanks to the brilliant American composers who with their skill at musical play created some of the most mind-blowing musical compositions that world has ever listened to. Interestingly, American composers have touched the lives and moods of one and all with their compositions – witty lyrics and catchy melodies for that playful listening spree or soulful renditions backed by heart-melting words for those moments of love or even down under lyrics and soft music for the feeling of blue. And any discussion on America composers and compositions cannot be fulfilled without the mention of Stephen Foster, father of American music. He is regarded as the first professional American songwriter and is the proud composers of more than 200 songs, including two state songs. Other eminently talented and noted American composers include George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin, Burt Bucharach, Amy Beach and so on. Check this section to know about the life and works of famous American composers.
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963
Record Producer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926
Saxophonist, Composer

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer
Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930
American composer

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943
Actress, Model
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956

Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
21 October 1917

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929

Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954
Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900
Composer, teacher, writer

Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986
Jeff RichmondJeff Richmond
07 January 1961
Composer, Director

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist

Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
28 November 1983
A.B. QuintanillaA.B. Quintanilla
13 December 1963
Record Producer

Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
09 March 1910

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874
Justin HurwitzJustin Hurwitz
22 January 1985

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Paul BowlesPaul Bowles
30 December 1910
Writer, Music Composer
Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887

James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883
Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882
Carroll O’ConnorCarroll O’Connor
02 August 1924

Jeff MagidJeff Magid
26 March 1977
Ex-Boyfriend of Emily Ratajkowski

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901
American composer

William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829
Composer, Pianist
Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg
06 December 1993

Amatus Sami-KarimAmatus Sami-Karim
Musician, Composer, Actress

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972
American singer-songwriter

Exzavier WhitleyExzavier Whitley
24 May 1997
Singer-Songwriter, Musician

David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth
10 October 1954
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Radio
Sammy HagarSammy Hagar
13 October 1947
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist,

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944
Television actor, Singer, Actor,

Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,
Teddy PendergrassTeddy Pendergrass
26 March 1950

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,
Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
03 May 1960
Computer scientist, Composer, Programmer, Writer,

Dimebag DarrellDimebag Darrell
20 August 1966
Guitarist, Composer, Musician

Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,

Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,
John FogertyJohn Fogerty
28 May 1945
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer,

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Pat BoonePat Boone
01 June 1934
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan
17 April 1964
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Composer

Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio
10 July 1942
Singer, Composer
Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
17 January 1959
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician,

Brandon FlowersBrandon Flowers
21 June 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Pianist

Grey DeLisleGrey DeLisle
24 August 1973
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer

Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Model, Playboy Playmate,
Richie SamboraRichie Sambora
11 July 1959
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist,

Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,
Mos DefMos Def
11 December 1973
Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter,

13 May 1969
Guitarist, Composer, Banjoist, Jazz musician, Jazz
Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,

Ben GibbardBen Gibbard
11 August 1976
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer,

Krist NovoselicKrist Novoselic
16 May 1965
Bassist, Musician, Composer, Blogger

Ronnie Van ZantRonnie Van Zant
15 January 1948
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer,
Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927
Kenny LogginsKenny Loggins
07 January 1948
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Composer

Kyle EastwoodKyle Eastwood
19 May 1968
Actor, Composer, Jazz musician, Music arranger,

Howard AshmanHoward Ashman
17 May 1950
Composer, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Songwriter, Film

Damon DashDamon Dash
03 May 1971
Actor, Film producer, Nightclub owner, Film actor,
Jerry ReedJerry Reed
20 March 1937
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer,

Nile RodgersNile Rodgers
19 September 1952
Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer,

Joe BonamassaJoe Bonamassa
08 May 1977
Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter,

Philip GlassPhilip Glass
31 January 1937
American composer

Alan MenkenAlan Menken
22 July 1949
Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Film score composer
Virgil AblohVirgil Abloh
30 September 1980
Fashion designer

Levon HelmLevon Helm
26 May 1940
Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor,
Orrin HatchOrrin Hatch
22 March 1934

John Carter CashJohn Carter Cash
03 March 1970
Film producer, Singer, Writer, Record producer,
Rivers CuomoRivers Cuomo
13 June 1970
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Heavy DHeavy D
24 May 1967
Actor, Musician, Rapper, Television actor, Record