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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.

Famous women organ players 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?"
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 ...more

Profession: Professor, Harpsichordist, Composer, Organist

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#36 on The Greatest Harpsichordists of All Time

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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

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, ...more

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

Age: 62

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Profession: Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, + more

Credits: Twinkie Clark & Friends: Live in Charlotte

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#8 on The Greatest Female Gospel Singers

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