Female Professionals Famous Female Music Directors

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

Examples of people on this list include Sarah Ioannides and Usha Khanna.

While this isn't a list of all female music directors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female music directors?" and "Who are the best female music directors?"
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Music Directors
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan Rogers in late 2003 through mutual friends; she recorded demo tapes with his guidance. Her tape was sent to several record labels, and she subsequently signed a contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay-Z. Both her debut album, Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl Like Me peaked in the top ten on the US Billboard 200; the former featured the commercially successful song "Pon de Replay" while the latter produced her first Billboard Hot ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 31

Birthplace: Saint Michael Parish, Barbados

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Patrice Rushen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Music Directors
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Patrice Louise Rushen is an American composer, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, music director and vocalist. Her 1982 single, "Forget Me Nots", received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Rushen had great success on the R&B and dance charts, but "Forget Me Nots" was her only song to crack the Top 40 pop chart. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Allee Willis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Music Directors
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Allee Willis is an American, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer, collector and director. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Music Directors
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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an American classical violinist and teacher. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

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