Nadia Boulanger

September 16, 1887 – October 22, 1979

Modern Period

Born in France

Nadia Boulanger is most known as a teacher, although she also was a successful composer and conductor. She was one of the founding members of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau and also taught at the Paris Conservatory. She had a heavy influence on twentieth-century music because she taught many of its leading composers including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Astor Piazzolla.