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.
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963
Musician and Singer

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress, Singer, Composer
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933
Actor

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer

Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963
Record Producer

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer
John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926
Saxophonist, Composer

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963
Singer
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930
American composer

Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873
Pianist
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939
Singer

Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij
28 November 1983
Musician
André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943
Actress, Model

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

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

John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854
Conductor, Composer

Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904
Jazz Pianist
Amatus Sami-KarimAmatus Sami-Karim
 
Musician, Composer, Actress
Charles IvesCharles Ives
20 October 1874
Composer

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
Composer
James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957
 

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901
American composer

Igor Fyodorovich StravinskyIgor Fyodorovich Stravinsky
17 June 1882
Composer

William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829
Composer, Pianist

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Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg
06 December 1993
Composer
Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972
American singer-songwriter

Edgard VareseEdgard Varese
22 December 1883
Composer
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

MobyMoby
11 September 1965
Singer, Record producer, Composer, Musician,
Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette
01 June 1974
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer,

Don HenleyDon Henley
22 July 1947
Singer, Composer, Musician, Drummer, Pianist,

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947
Guitarist, Oboist, Banjoist, Singer, Musician,

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

Sammy HagarSammy Hagar
13 October 1947
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist,
Ryan TedderRyan Tedder
26 June 1979
Record producer, Singer, Singer-songwriter,

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

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

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
13 May 1993
Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film
Joan BaezJoan Baez
09 January 1941
Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer,

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
02 July 1985
Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice
Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
17 January 1959
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician,

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

Dave MustaineDave Mustaine
13 September 1961
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,

Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan
17 April 1964
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Composer
Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

John FogertyJohn Fogerty
28 May 1945
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Composer,

Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio
10 July 1942
Singer, Composer
Dimebag DarrellDimebag Darrell
20 August 1966
Guitarist, Composer, Musician

Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record
Dennis WilsonDennis Wilson
04 December 1944
Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer

Lex LugerLex Luger
02 June 1958
Professional wrestler, Actor, Television actor,

Lou PearlmanLou Pearlman
19 June 1954
Manager, Record producer, Composer

Richie SamboraRichie Sambora
11 July 1959
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist,
Randy NewmanRandy Newman
28 November 1943
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Conductor,
Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944
Television actor, Singer, Actor,

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

Pat BoonePat Boone
01 June 1934
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

BucketheadBuckethead
13 May 1969
Guitarist, Composer, Banjoist, Jazz musician, Jazz
Al GreenAl Green
13 April 1946
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Jazz musician

Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley
28 October 1972
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist

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

Sufjan StevensSufjan Stevens
01 July 1975
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Oboist, Banjoist,

Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Model, Playboy Playmate,
Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes
20 August 1942
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,
Gladys KnightGladys Knight
28 May 1944
Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Television

Alan SilvestriAlan Silvestri
26 March 1950
Composer, Conductor, Voice actor, Film score

Ronnie Van ZantRonnie Van Zant
15 January 1948
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer,
Vinnie PaulVinnie Paul
11 March 1964
Drummer, Musician, Composer

Rivers CuomoRivers Cuomo
13 June 1970
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson
15 June 1941
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer,

Eric ChurchEric Church
03 May 1977
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Banjoist, Composer,

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

Krist NovoselicKrist Novoselic
16 May 1965
Bassist, Musician, Composer, Blogger
Joe BonamassaJoe Bonamassa
08 May 1977
Guitarist, Banjoist, Musician, Songwriter,

Nile RodgersNile Rodgers
19 September 1952
Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Record producer,
Kyle EastwoodKyle Eastwood
19 May 1968
Actor, Composer, Jazz musician, Music arranger,

Alan MenkenAlan Menken
22 July 1949
Composer, Pianist, Songwriter, Film score composer

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

La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson
29 May 1956
Singer, Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter,
Philip GlassPhilip Glass
31 January 1937
American composer