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Famous Female Organists

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List of famous female organists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female organists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being organists. There are thousand of females working as organists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic organists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a organist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Ethel Smith to Susi Jeans.

While this isn't a list of all female organists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female organists?" and "Who are the best female organists?"
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    Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She founded Women in the Arts-St. Louis to highlight women's work and gain more performances for musicians and composers. A number of her pieces have ...more

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    • Profession: Professor, Harpsichordist, Composer, Organist
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    Nadia Boulanger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Juliette Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who taught many of the leading composers and musicians of the 20th century as well as leading living composers and musicians. She also performed as a pianist and organist. From a musical family, she achieved early honours as a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1887-1979)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Teacher
    • Credits: Nadia Boulanger: Mademoiselle
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    Alexandra Fol in Sofia, Bulgaria is a Bulgarian-Canadian composer who resides in Montreal, Canada. Fol has composed more than 40 works in different mediums, which have been performed by ensembles such as Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the orkest de ereprijs, Ossia New Music, the New Fromm players, the ...more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Bulgaria
    • Profession: Organist
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    Twinkie Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell is a two-time Grammy award–winning American gospel singer, composer, musician, and evangelist, as well as member of the Hammond Organ Company's Hall of Fame. She is a member of The Clark Sisters, an influential gospel vocal ensemble active since the late 1960s. more

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    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Twinkie Clark & Friends: Live in Charlotte
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    Amina Claudine Myers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Amina Claudine Myers is an American jazz pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, and musical arranger. more

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    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Pianist, Musician, Composer, Singer, Organist
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    Violet Louise Archer CM was a Canadian composer, teacher, pianist, organist, and percussionist. Born Violet Balestreri in Montreal, Quebec, in 1913, her family changed their name to Archer in 1940. She died in Ottawa on 21 of February 2000. more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1913-2000)
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer, Organist
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    Emm Gryner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Emm Gryner is a Canadian singer-songwriter and occasional actress. more

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    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Sarnia, Canada
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Writer, Organist
    • Credits: One Week
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    Rosa Rio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Organists
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    Rosa Rio, born Elizabeth Raub, was an American theater and motion picture organist known for production and arrangement. Rosa Rio began her career as a silent film accompanist. She became a leading organist on network radio for soap operas and dramas. She continued to perform until the age of 107, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 108 (1902-2010)
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Organist
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