Throughout history, there have been many women composers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female composers such as Tori Amos, Nadia Boulanger, Emina Jahović, Francesca Caccini, Clara Wieck Schumann.The women composers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986, American
Actress, Singer, Composer
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne
02 September 1983, British
Actress

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943, American
Actress, Model
Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981, Indian, British
Composer

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

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
16 September 1887, French
Musician

Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
15 January 1982, Serbian
Singer-songwriter
Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892, French
Composer

Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587, Italian
Composer & Singer
Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Musician & Composer

Celine DionCeline Dion
30 March 1968, Canadian
Singer, Actor, Voice actor, Musician, Pianist,

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
02 July 1985, American
Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944, American
Television actor, Singer, Actor,
Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model

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

Fiona AppleFiona Apple
13 September 1977, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist,
Linda PerryLinda Perry
15 April 1965, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record

Neneh CherryNeneh Cherry
10 March 1964, Swedish
Singer
Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
31 August 1970, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984, Indian
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953, American
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Model, Playboy Playmate,

Petula ClarkPetula Clark
15 November 1932, British
Actor, Child actor, Singer, Composer
Amelia WarnerAmelia Warner
04 June 1982, British
Actress
La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson
29 May 1956, American
Singer, Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter,

Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
17 January 1959, American
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician,

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
30 April 1976, American
Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist,

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
09 October 1969, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer,
Regina SpektorRegina Spektor
18 February 1980, American
Singer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter,

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Tash SultanaTash Sultana
18 June 1995, Australian
Singer-songwriter

Shawn ColvinShawn Colvin
10 January 1956, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist

Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
20 March 1966, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer

Grey DeLisleGrey DeLisle
24 August 1973, American
Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer,
Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
27 October 1952, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer

KT TunstallKT Tunstall
23 June 1975, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Pianist
Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
12 August 1969, Malaysian, British
Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Loreena McKennittLoreena McKennitt
17 February 1957, Canadian
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Songwriter

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
10 April 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model
Judy CollinsJudy Collins
01 May 1939, American
Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,

Gretchen WilsonGretchen Wilson
26 June 1973, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Songwriter,
Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

KelisKelis
21 August 1979, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef

Beth HartBeth Hart
24 January 1972, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer

Diane WarrenDiane Warren
07 September 1956, American
Composer, Songwriter, Musician

Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
17 June 1978, Indian
Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer
Sky FerreiraSky Ferreira
08 July 1992, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Actor, Model

Clara SchumannClara Schumann
13 September 1819, German
Pianist, Composer, Music educator

Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
17 August 1977, Finnish
Singer, Opera singer, Composer, Pianist,

Mary TraversMary Travers
09 November 1936, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Joan OsborneJoan Osborne
08 July 1962, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Cassadee PopeCassadee Pope
28 August 1989, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer
Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie
20 February 1941, Canadian
Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record

Sylvia FineSylvia Fine
29 August 1913, American
Actor, Film producer, Composer, Lyricist,

Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
02 October 1978, Japanese
Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor,
Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
09 December 1950, British
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Lisa OrigliassoLisa Origliasso
25 December 1984, Australian
Singer, Composer, Actor, Songwriter
Rebecca St. JamesRebecca St. James
26 July 1977, Australian
Film actor, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor,

Jackie DeShannonJackie DeShannon
21 August 1941, American
Singer

Melody GardotMelody Gardot
02 February 1985, American
Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer,
Susan TedeschiSusan Tedeschi
09 November 1970, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Guitarist

Ofra HazaOfra Haza
19 November 1957, Israeli
Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist,
Marianne Jean-BaptisteMarianne Jean-Baptiste
26 April 1967, British
Actress

Lisa GerrardLisa Gerrard
12 April 1961, Australian
Singer, Composer, Musician, Film score composer

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
25 January 1958, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer

Paula ColePaula Cole
05 April 1968, American
Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record
Willa FordWilla Ford
22 January 1981, American
Actor, Model, Singer, Composer, Dancer, Musician,
Tina ArenaTina Arena
01 November 1967, Australian
Singer, Songwriter, Television presenter, Actor,

Amanda LearAmanda Lear
18 November 1946, French
Painter, Singer, Actor, Model, Composer

Bat for LashesBat for Lashes
25 October 1979, British
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

Cristina ScabbiaCristina Scabbia
06 June 1972, Italian
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Laura PausiniLaura Pausini
16 May 1974, Italian
Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher,

Wendy CarlosWendy Carlos
14 November 1939, American
Musician

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
07 March 1974, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer

Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto
29 March 1940, Brazilian
Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Gillian WelchGillian Welch
02 October 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Composer

Carole Bayer SagerCarole Bayer Sager
08 March 1947, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Lyricist
Phoebe SnowPhoebe Snow
17 July 1950, American
Singer-songwriter

Fran WalshFran Walsh
10 January 1959, New Zealander
Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter,

Dulce MaríaDulce María
06 December 1985, Mexican
Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television
Emily RobisonEmily Robison
16 August 1972, American
Street artist, Musician, Singer, Banjoist,

Lisa FischerLisa Fischer
German
 
Evelyn GlennieEvelyn Glennie
19 July 1965, British
Composer, Percussionist

Sneha KhanwalkarSneha Khanwalkar
28 April 1983, Indian
Composer, Music director

Kari JobeKari Jobe
06 April 1981, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
1945 AD, British
singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist
Judee SillJudee Sill
07 October 1944, American
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist

Dar WilliamsDar Williams
19 April 1967, American
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Writer, Singer,
Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet

Cynthia WeilCynthia Weil
18 October 1940, American
Composer, Songwriter
Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
14 November 1805, German
Composer, Pianist

Judith HillJudith Hill
06 May 1984, American
Singer-songwriter
Marsha AmbrosiusMarsha Ambrosius
08 August 1977, British
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Record