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.
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
(Singer)

23 March 1953

American

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
(TV Host, Actress)

16 August 1953

French,American

Lea MicheleLea Michele
(Actress, Singer, Composer)

29 August 1986

American

Tori AmosTori Amos
(Musician and Singer)

22 August 1963

American

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne
(Actress)

02 September 1983

British

Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
(Actress, Model)

20 April 1943

American

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
(Composer)

09 June 1981

Indian,British

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

American

Nadia BoulangerNadia Boulanger
(Musician)

16 September 1887

French

Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
(Composer)

19 April 1892

French

Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
(Composer & Singer)

18 September 1587

Italian

Clara Wieck SchumannClara Wieck Schumann
(Musician & Composer)

13 September 1819

German

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Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
(Singer-songwriter)

15 January 1982

Serbian

Gladys KnightGladys Knight
(Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Television actor)

28 May 1944

American

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Singer, Guitarist)

21 August 1988

American

CherCher
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Film director, Character actor, Record producer, Television actor, Model, Film actor)

20 May 1946

American

Celine DionCeline Dion
(Singer, Actor, Voice actor, Musician, Pianist, Restaurateur, Composer, Film actor)

30 March 1968

Canadian

La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson
(Singer, Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, Model)

29 May 1956

American

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Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Musician, Record producer, Film producer, Writer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Stage actor, Television actor)

01 June 1974

Canadian,American

Linda PerryLinda Perry
(Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Guitarist)

15 April 1965

American

Debby RyanDebby Ryan
(Singer, Child actor, Singer-songwriter, Film actor, Composer, Stage actor, Television actor)

13 May 1993

American

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
(Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer)

12 March 1984

Indian

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Dancer, Television actor)

24 October 1983

American

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
(Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor, Television actor)

02 July 1985

American

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Joan BaezJoan Baez
(Singer-songwriter, Street artist, Singer, Composer, Guitarist)

09 January 1941

American

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Model)

28 January 1986

Indian

Susanna HoffsSusanna Hoffs
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Musician, Singer, Composer, Television actor)

17 January 1959

American

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
(Television actor, Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model)

04 June 1944

American

Bebe BuellBebe Buell
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Model, Playboy Playmate, Singer, Composer)

14 July 1953

American

Amanda PalmerAmanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)

30 April 1976

American

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Fiona AppleFiona Apple
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist, Writer, Songwriter, Jazz musician)

13 September 1977

American

Debbie GibsonDebbie Gibson
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film producer, Musician, Record producer, Pianist, Television actor)

31 August 1970

American

Petula ClarkPetula Clark
(Actor, Child actor, Singer, Composer)

15 November 1932

British

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis-Bextor
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model)

10 April 1979

British

PJ HarveyPJ Harvey
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist)

09 October 1969

British

Grey DeLisleGrey DeLisle
(Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Television actor, Film actor)

24 August 1973

American

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Alka YagnikAlka Yagnik
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

20 March 1966

Indian

Cassadee PopeCassadee Pope
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer)

28 August 1989

American

Sky FerreiraSky Ferreira
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Actor, Model)

08 July 1992

American

Mary TraversMary Travers
(Singer-songwriter, Composer)

09 November 1936

American

Alexa Ray JoelAlexa Ray Joel
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist)

29 December 1985

American

Diane WarrenDiane Warren
(Composer, Songwriter, Musician)

07 September 1956

American

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KelisKelis
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Chef)

21 August 1979

American

KT TunstallKT Tunstall
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Pianist)

23 June 1975

British

Judy CollinsJudy Collins
(Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist)

01 May 1939

American

Regina SpektorRegina Spektor
(Singer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist)

18 February 1980

American

Susan TedeschiSusan Tedeschi
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Guitarist)

09 November 1970

American

Gretchen WilsonGretchen Wilson
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Record producer)

26 June 1973

American

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Tarja TurunenTarja Turunen
(Singer, Opera singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter)

17 August 1977

Finnish

Beth HartBeth Hart
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer)

24 January 1972

American

Dulce MaríaDulce María
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet, Vedette, Television actor, Songwriter)

06 December 1985

Mexican

Clara SchumannClara Schumann
(Pianist, Composer, Music educator)

13 September 1819

German

Gillian WelchGillian Welch
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Composer)

02 October 1967

American

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
(Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher, Feminist, Composer)

12 November 1651

Mexican

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Ayumi HamasakiAyumi Hamasaki
(Singer, Seiyū, Songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Poet, Record producer)

02 October 1978

Japanese

Buffy Sainte-MarieBuffy Sainte-Marie
(Actor, Singer-songwriter, Visual artist, Record producer, Composer)

20 February 1941

Canadian

Anuradha PaudwalAnuradha Paudwal
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

27 October 1952

Indian

Loreena McKennittLoreena McKennitt
(Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Songwriter)

17 February 1957

Canadian

Kavita KrishnamurthyKavita Krishnamurthy
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

25 January 1958

Indian

Sadhana SargamSadhana Sargam
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

07 March 1974

Indian

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Joan OsborneJoan Osborne
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

08 July 1962

American

Lisa GerrardLisa Gerrard
(Singer, Composer, Musician, Film score composer)

12 April 1961

Australian

Amanda LearAmanda Lear
(Painter, Singer, Actor, Model, Composer)

18 November 1946

French

Laura PausiniLaura Pausini
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

16 May 1974

Italian

Emily RobisonEmily Robison
(Street artist, Musician, Singer, Banjoist, Songwriter, Mandolinist, Composer, Guitarist)

16 August 1972

American

Joan ArmatradingJoan Armatrading
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music arranger)

09 December 1950

British

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto
(Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Songwriter)

29 March 1940

Brazilian

Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

12 August 1969

Malaysian,British

Ofra HazaOfra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)

19 November 1957

Israeli

Sona MohapatraSona Mohapatra
(Composer, Songwriter, Record producer, Singer)

17 June 1978

Indian

Carole Bayer SagerCarole Bayer Sager
(Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Lyricist)

08 March 1947

American

Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
(composer, poet, singer, writer, teacher, hymnwriter)

24 March 1820

American

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Paula ColePaula Cole
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Composer)

05 April 1968

American

Tina ArenaTina Arena
(Singer, Songwriter, Television presenter, Actor, Jazz musician, Composer, Pianist, Record producer)

01 November 1967

Australian

Shawn ColvinShawn Colvin
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist)

10 January 1956

American

Marsha AmbrosiusMarsha Ambrosius
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer, Record producer, Musician)

08 August 1977

British

Fran WalshFran Walsh
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist)

10 January 1959

New Zealander

Kari JobeKari Jobe
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer)

06 April 1981

American

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Willa FordWilla Ford
(Actor, Model, Singer, Composer, Dancer, Musician, Record producer)

22 January 1981

American

Evelyn GlennieEvelyn Glennie
(Composer, Percussionist)

19 July 1965

British

Lisa FischerLisa Fischer

German

Melody GardotMelody Gardot
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

02 February 1985

American

Cristina ScabbiaCristina Scabbia
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

06 June 1972

Italian

Cynthia WeilCynthia Weil
(Composer, Songwriter)

18 October 1940

American

Lisa OrigliassoLisa Origliasso
(Singer, Composer, Actor, Songwriter)

25 December 1984

Australian

Bat for LashesBat for Lashes
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Pianist)

25 October 1979

British

Rebecca St. JamesRebecca St. James
(Film actor, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer)

26 July 1977

Australian

Vashti BunyanVashti Bunyan
(singer, songwriter, singer-songwriter, guitarist)

1945 AD

British

Fanny MendelssohnFanny Mendelssohn
(Composer, Pianist)

14 November 1805

German

Francesca BattistelliFrancesca Battistelli
(Singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter)

18 May 1985

American

Judee SillJudee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

07 October 1944

American

Barbara OrbisonBarbara Orbison
(Record producer, Music publisher, Composer)

10 January 1950

German,American

Sister BlissSister Bliss
(Pianist, Disc jockey, Composer, Record producer)

30 December 1970

British

Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
(Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet)

19 May 1972

Swedish

Mía MaestroMía Maestro
(Actor, Singer, Composer, Songwriter)

19 June 1978

Argentinian

LenkaLenka
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer)

19 March 1978

Australian

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
(Composer, Writer, Director)

24 December 1837

German

Suman KalyanpurSuman Kalyanpur
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

28 January 1937

Indian

Kate WolfKate Wolf
(Composer, Singer-songwriter)

27 January 1942

American