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.
Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress, Singer, Composer
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

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

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963
Record Producer

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926
Saxophonist, Composer
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963
Singer

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist
Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930
American composer

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist
Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
28 November 1983
Musician

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943
Actress, Model
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician

Jeff RichmondJeff Richmond
07 January 1961
Composer, Director
Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
21 October 1917
Bandleader

Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954
Guitarist

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900
Composer, teacher, writer
Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Thomas McDonellThomas McDonell
02 May 1986
Actor

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

Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874
Composer

Justin HurwitzJustin Hurwitz
22 January 1985
Composer
Paul BowlesPaul Bowles
30 December 1910
Writer, Music Composer

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Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911
Composer and librettist

Sigmund RombergSigmund Romberg
29 July 1887
Composer

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883
Composer

James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957
 
Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901
American composer

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

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882
Composer

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972
American singer-songwriter
Exzavier WhitleyExzavier Whitley
24 May 1997
Singer-Songwriter, Musician

Carroll O’ConnorCarroll O’Connor
02 August 1924
Actor
Jeff MagidJeff Magid
26 March 1977
Ex-Boyfriend of Emily Ratajkowski

CherCher
20 May 1946
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan
17 April 1964
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Composer

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
13 May 1993
Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist
Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette
01 June 1974
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer,

Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Record producer, Singer, Singer-songwriter,

Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer

Joan BaezJoan Baez
09 January 1941
Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer,
Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944
Television actor, Singer, Actor,
Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
02 July 1985
Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice

John FogertyJohn Fogerty
28 May 1945
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer,
Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Model, Playboy Playmate,

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,

Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley
28 October 1972
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist
Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Dimebag DarrellDimebag Darrell
20 August 1966
Guitarist, Composer, Musician
Dave MustaineDave Mustaine
13 September 1961
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

David Lee RothDavid Lee Roth
10 October 1954
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Radio

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

Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,
Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,
MobyMoby
11 September 1965
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,

Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio
10 July 1942
Singer, Composer

Sammy HagarSammy Hagar
13 October 1947
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist,

Damon DashDamon Dash
03 May 1971
Actor, Film producer, Nightclub owner, Film actor,
Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
17 January 1959
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician,

Gladys KnightGladys Knight
28 May 1944
Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Television

Mos DefMos Def
11 December 1973
Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter,

Kenny LogginsKenny Loggins
07 January 1948
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Composer

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film
Kyle EastwoodKyle Eastwood
19 May 1968
Actor, Composer, Jazz musician, Music arranger,

Pat BoonePat Boone
01 June 1934
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
El DeBargeEl DeBarge
04 June 1961
Singer-songwriter

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Lex LugerLex Luger
02 June 1958
Professional wrestler, Actor, Television actor,
John Carter CashJohn Carter Cash
03 March 1970
Film producer, Singer, Writer, Record producer,

Richie SamboraRichie Sambora
11 July 1959
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist,
Ben GibbardBen Gibbard
11 August 1976
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer,

Al GreenAl Green
13 April 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Jazz musician

Ronnie Van ZantRonnie Van Zant
15 January 1948
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer,

Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,
Eric ChurchEric Church
03 May 1977
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Banjoist, Composer,

Joe BonamassaJoe Bonamassa
08 May 1977
Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter,
Dierks BentleyDierks Bentley
20 November 1975
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter,

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

Nile RodgersNile Rodgers
19 September 1952
Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer,
Steve YoungSteve Young
12 July 1942
Composer, Singer-songwriter