A self-taught Mexican scholar, writer, poet, composer, and Hieronymite nun during the Latin American colonial period and the Hispanic Baroque. One of the first feminists in Mexico.
A composer, harpist, pianist, and internationally-renowned operatic soprano. Was known as the "Mexican Nightingale."
Classical composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher. The first African-American female composer to be recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.
An award-winning singer, actress, director, composer, and philanthropist. The highest-selling female recording artist of all time and the most decorated recording artist in history.
Country music singer-songwriter, producer, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, and author. The most honored female country performer of all time.
A pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. One of the first prominent female instrumentalists in early jazz.