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Female Composer Amy Cheney Beach Broke Musical Bounds

Today, on the anniversary of her death, we’re celebrating Amy Cheney Beach, a groundbreaking female composer. 

Born in America in 1867, Amy Cheney Beach was a composer at a time when it was not only rare, but actually unheard of to be successful in that field as a woman. In fact, Amy’s first symphony (her “Gaelic Symphony”) was the first symphony to be composed and published by an American woman.read more.

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Ten Female Composers Who are Writing Great Film Scores

Composing film scores is a field within the movie industry that is still overwhelmingly monopolized by men. A study published last year found that of the 100 top-grossing movies of the last twelve years, only 1.4% had a score composed by a woman. And yet, there are female composers: a handful who have been steadily working in the industry for years and a new set who are slowly breaking into Hollywood.read more.

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