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NOTE: This list is intended to provide performers, conductors, educators, and researchers a tool to discover composers who are outside
of the traditional white european composer community, so please take the inclusion of composers on this list with that in mind. –RD
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Key: Or=Orchestra, W=Wind Band, Cho=Chorus, Cha=Chamber, V=Voice,
Op=Opera, J=Jazz/Improvisation, F=Film, VG=Video Games, MT=Music
Theatre, SW=Songwriting, E/A=Electroacoustic & Installation,
F/Tr=Folk/Traditional Genres
Key: Bl=Black, Lat=Latin, Asn=Asian, WANA=
West Asian/North African, SoAs=South Asian,
AmIn=American Indian, Wh=White, Oth=Other
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COMPOSER NAMES🌞🌜MFNBOrWChoChaVOpJ/IFVGMTSWE/AF/TrBlLatAsn
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TOTAL COMPOSERS: 10206662124385793928927252142515913415624105138284139250319273649324964431360353708
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Abbasi, AnahitaXXXXXXXSan Diego, CA, USAXRD
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Abdelfattah, Mohamed AbdelwahabXXXXXXXXXEgyptXSP
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Abe, KeikoXXXXXXJapanXRD
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Abels, MichaelXXXXXXXXXXNew Roads School, Santa Monica, CaliforniaUSAXXIM
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Abioto, AmentaXXXXXPortland, OR, USAXRD
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Abondano, MicheleXXXXXXXBogota, ColombiaXRD
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Abrams, Muhal Richard (d. 2017)XXXXXXXXXNew York, New YorkUSAXXIM
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Abu-Khader, ShireenXXXXXXToronto, CanadaXRD
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Adams, LeslieXXXXXXXXLakewood, OhioUSAXXXIM
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Adu, LeilaXXXXXXXPrinceton, NJ, USAXRD
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Agudelo Murguia, GracielaXXXXXMexicoXRD
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Aguiar, Ernani XXXXXXXXXBrazilXIM
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Águila, Miguel del XXXXXXXXXXXXLos Angeles, CaliforniaUSAXXXIM
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Ahn, JeanXXXXXXXBerkeley, CA, USA/KoreaXRD
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Akama, RyokoXXXXXHuddersfield, UKXRD
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Akca, MerveXXXXXSweden/TurkeyXRD
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Akiho, AndyXXXXXXXNew York, NY, USAUSAXXIM
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Akiyoshi, ToshikoXXXXNew York, NY, USAXRD
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Al Abaca, AhmedXXXXXXXXXXXLos Angeles, CaliforniaUSAXIM
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Al-Zand, KarimXXXXXXXXXHouston, TXUSAXIM
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Alarcon, XimenaXXXXXLondon, UKXRD
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Alberga, EleanorXXXXXXXUnited KingdomXRD
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Alberti, Luis (d.1976)XXXXXXN/AXSP
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Alcedo, Jose Bernardo (d.1878)XXXXXXXXXN/AXXSP
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Alcocer, Ana Paola SantillanXXXXXXXXXMexico CityXRD
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Aldridge, Amanda (AKA Montague Ring) (d. 1956)
XXXXXN/AXRD
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Alexander, Leni (d. 2005)XXXXXXN/AXRD
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Ali-Zadeh, FranghizXXXXXXXGermanyXRD
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Allen, GeriXXXXXPittsburgh, PA, USAXRD
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Alomía Robles, Daniel (d.1942)XXXXXXXXN/AXSP
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Alston, Lettie BeckonXXXXXOakland, MI, USAXRD
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Álvarez, Javier XXXXXXXXXXXMérida, YucatánMexicoXXXSP
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Alvarez, StevenXXXXXXAnchorage, AK (Mescalero Apache)USAXIM
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Amalie, Anne (of Saxe-Weimar) (d. 1807)XXXXXN/AXRD
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Amis, KennethXXXXXXXXXBoston, MA, USAUSAXXSP
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Anache, Damián XXXXXBuenos Aires, ArgentinaArgentinaXSP
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Andel, LauraXXXXXXXNew York, NY, USAXRD
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Anderson, T.J. (Thomas Jefferson)XXXXXXXXXXXChapel Hill, NC, USAUSAXXXSP
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Ando, YoshiXXXXUnknownXRD
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Andrade, RafaeleXXXXXXXXXCuritiba, BrazilXRD
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Anido, María Luisa (d. 1996)XXXXXXN/AXSP
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Antunes, Jorge XXXXXXXXXBrasília, BrazilBrazilXXXSP
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Araújo, Damião Barbosa de (d. 1856)XXXXXXXXN/AXSP
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Archambault, TimothyXXXBejing, China/USA (Kichesipirini Algonquin)USAXSP
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Aretz, Isabel (d. 2005)XXXXXXXXXN/AVenezuelaXSP
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Armer, ElinorXXXXXXCAXRD
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Armstrong, Lil Hardin (d. 1971)XXXXXN/A (USA)XRD
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Aróstegui, María de las Mercedes Adam de (d. 1957)
XXXXXXXXN/AXSP
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Assad, ClariceXXXXXXNew York, NY, USAXRD
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Assad, Sérgio XXXXXXXSan Francisco, CA, USAUSAXXSP
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Atmadjaja, Angie XXXXManchester, UK & IndonesiaXRD
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Avery, DawnXXXXXXUSA (Mohawk)XRD
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Ayala Pérez, Daniel (d. 1975)XXXXXXXXXN/AMexicoXXSP
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Azouqah, ZeinaXXXXXXXXXBerlin, GermanyXRD
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Baily, Lynn ShawXXXWaco, TX, USAXRD
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Baiocchi, Regina HarrisXXXXXXXXChicago, IL, USAXRD
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Baker, David (d. 2016)XXXXXN/AUSAXIM
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Baker, Elizabeth A.XXXXXXXXXXSaint Petersburg, FL, USAXRD
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Baker, Renée CXXXXXXXXBolingbrook, IL, USAXRD
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Balada, LeonardoXXXXXXXXXXPittsburgh, PAUSAXXXSW
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Bali, AntrikshXXXXXXXXXXXDelhi, IndiaIndiaXSP
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Ballard, Louis W. (d. 2007)XXUSA (Quapaw/Cherokee)
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Balter, MarcosXXXXXXXMontclair, NJUSAXXSW
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Bansal, JuhiXXXXXXPasadena, CA, USAXRD
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Barbato, Silvio (d. 2009)XXXXN/AN/AXSW
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Barbosa, Cacilda Borges (d. 2010)XXXXXN/AN/AXXSW
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Barilari, Elbio XXXXXChicago, ILUSAXXSW
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Barnes, Jasmine ArielleXXXXXXBaltimore, MarylandUSAXIM
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Barney, Geraldine (d. 2011)XXXXXXXN'AUSA (Navajo)IM
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Barnwell, YsayeXXXXXXXWashington, D.C., USAXRD
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Barradas, Carmen (d. 1963)XXXXXIM
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Barrozo, TeresaXXXXManillaPhilippinesXRD
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Bates, LeonXXXXUSAXXIM
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Bayolo, ArmandoXXXXXXXXCarbondale, IL/Washington, D.C.USAXIM
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Berg, StephanieXXXXXXXSt. Louis, MO, USAUSAXRD
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Berlioz, Sergio XXXXXXXXIM
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Berroa, Catalina (d. 1911)XXXXXXXXN/ACubaXIM
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Berroa, José Manuel Jiménez (d. 1917)XXXXXN/ACubaXIM
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Berutti, Arturo (d. 1938)XXXXN/ABuenos AiresXIM
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Bhagavatar, Muthiah (d. 1945)XXXXXXXXN/AIndiaXIM
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Bhattacharya, Jotin (d. 2016)XXXXXN/AIndiaXTH
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Bidart, Lycia de Biase (d. 1990)XXXXXXN/ABrazilXTH
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Biol, Amparo EdoXXXXXXXLos Angeles, CA, USAXRD
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Blake, Eubie (d. 1983)XXXXXXXN/AUSAXIM
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Bland, Edward (2013)XXXXXXXN/AUSAXXIM
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Bland, James A. (d. 1911)XXXXXXXXN/AUSAXIM
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Blunt, AlisonXXXXXXLondon, UKXRD
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Boatner, Edward (d. 1981)XXXXXXXN/AUSAXIM
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Bolton, TangeleneXXXXXLos Angeles, CA, USAXRD
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Bonafé, ValériaXXXXXXXSão Paulo, BrazilXRD
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Bonds, Margaret (d. 1972)XXXXXXXN/AXRD
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Bonshek, CorrinaXXXXXAustraliaXRD
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Boone, John William (d. 1927)XXXXN/AUSAXIM
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Boykin, B.E.XXXXXXXAtlanta, GA, USAXRD
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Braga, Antônio Francisco (d. 1945)XXXXXXXXXN/ABrazilXIM
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Braga, Ernani (d. 1948)XXXXXXXN/ABrazilXIM
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