Composers

Sigma Alpha Iota is pleased to provide this resource of information about contemporary American Composers. Here you will find biographies, lists of works, photographs, and contact information for many of the members of our Composers Bureau.

In addition, the Annual American Composer Update is available for download as a PDF here.

You may locate the information through an alphabetical list of composers below. The Archives contains information about former Composers Bureau members who have passed away.

If you are an SAI Composers Bureau member and would like submit information to be listed here, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are happy to include biographies, publication, performance and recording information, internet links, and photos. If you are NOT a member, please see the admissions information listed below, or our Composers Bureau FAQ Sheet.

Requirements for Admission to the SAI Composers Bureau

Names for possible inclusion together with the composer's credentials should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The candidate for membership in the Composers Bureau must show a pattern of continued activity as a composer of concert music. In addition, prospective members must meet any one of the following criteria:

  • Publication by a recognized publisher.
  • Performance by professionals in a professional concert venue.
  • Performance by professionals on national radio or TV.
Name
Michael Abels
Member of: Composers
Beth Abrams Schafer
Member of: Composers
Lee Actor
Member of: Composers
H. Adams
Member of: Composers
John Adams
Member of: Composers
Samuel Adler
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Bruce Adolphe
Member of: Composers
Stephen Albert
Member of: Composers
Eduardo Alonso-Crespo
Member of: Composers
David Alpher
Member of: Composers
Roger Ames
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
John Anderson
Member of: Composers
Edward Applebaum
Member of: Composers
Christine Arens
Member of: Composers
Ayala Asherov-Kalus
Member of: Composers
John Ashton
Member of: Composers, Member Laureate
Elizabeth Austin
Member of: Composers
Jan Bach
Member of: Composers
Leonardo Balada
Member of: Composers
George Barati
Member of: Composers
Carol Barnett
Member of: Composers, Honorary
John Beall
Member of: Composers
Jeremy Beck
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
John Beck
Member of: Composers
Elizabeth Beeson
Member of: Composers
Larry Bell
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Thomas Benjamin
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
James Bennighof
Member of: Composers
William Bergsma
Member of: Composers
Lauren Bernofsky
Member of: Composers
Charles Berry
Member of: Composers
Betty Bertaux
Member of: Composers
Herbert Bielawa
Member of: Composers
Robert Birch
Member of: Composers
Hubert Bird
Member of: Composers
Allan Blank
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Harold Blumenfeld
Member of: Composers
W Bohrnstedt
Member of: Composers
William Bolcom
Member of: Composers
Victoria Bond
Member of: Composers
Allen Bonde
Member of: Composers
Will Bottje
Member of: Composers
Robert Boury
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Jack Boyd
Member of: Composers
Martin Boykan
Member of: Composers
Helmut Braunlich
Member of: Composers
Michael Braz
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
Daniel Brewbaker
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Allen Brings
Member of: Composers
Isaac Brockshus
Member of: Composers
Margaret Brouwer
Member of: Composers
David Brunner
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
Daniel Bukvich
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Harry Bulow
Member of: Composers
Canary Burton
Member of: Composers
Howard Buss
Member of: Composers
James Callahan
Member of: Composers
Roland Carter
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Jerry Casey
Member of: Composers
Augusta Cecconi-Bates
Member of: Composers
Barney Childs
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
Loris Chobanian
Member of: Composers
Edmund Cionek
Member of: Composers
Sondra Clark
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
Laura Clayton
Member of: Composers
Gloria Coates
Member of: Composers
Nancy Cobb Lippens
Member of: Composers
Arthur Cohn
Member of: Composers
James Cohn
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Dinos Constantinides
Member of: Composers
Michael Conti
Member of: Composers
Mark Cook
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Rose Cooper
Member of: Composers
William Copper
Member of: Composers
Roque Cordero
Member of: Composers
John Corigliano
Member of: Composers
Morris Cotel
Member of: Composers
Richard Crosby
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Karen Cunningham
Member of: Composers
Michael Cunningham
Member of: Composers
Joseph Dangerfield
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Richard Danielpour
Member of: Composers
M Daniels
Member of: Composers
Gregory Danner
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
Tina Davidson
Member of: Composers
William Davis
Member of: Composers
William Davis
Member of: Composers
Wallace De Pue
Member of: Composers, Friend of the Arts
John Deak
Member of: Composers
David Del Tredici
Member of: Composers
Norman Dello Joio
Member of: Composers
Sam Dennison
Member of: Composers, National Arts Associate
Nancy Deussen
Member of: Composers
Emma Diemer
Member of: Composers
John Diercks
Member of: Composers
Robert Dillon
Member of: Composers
Anthony Doherty
Member of: Composers
Daniel Dorff
Member of: Composers
John Downey
Member of: Composers
William Duckworth
Member of: Composers