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WOMEN COMPOSERS FESTIVAL Fall 2018 (Date TBA) Please watch this space for helpful information and updates on this upcoming festival!
Resources submitted by Linda Densmore (thank you Linda!):
One book is called Sounds and Sweet Air, The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Bee. It contains biographical information about Francesca Caccinio; Elisabath Jacquet la Guerre, Barbara Strozzi, Marianna Martines, Fanny Hensel, Clara Schuman, Lili Boulanger, and Elizabeth Maconchy.
There is a website called pianorarescores.com which has a section devoted to female composers.
The first female Western composer is said to be Hildegard von Bingen. In In the "modern era", Emma Lou Dieter; Kara DioGuardi, Carole Bayer Sager, Billie Holiday, jazz pianist/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi , Barbara Streisand, among others and a growing number of female pop composers should not be overlooked.