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Nadia Boulanger Biography
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) was an influential composer, conductor, and music professor. She taught many of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th century.

Her grandmother was the singer Juliette Boulanger. Her father, Ernest Boulanger, was a professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music. Her sister, Lili Boulanger, was the first woman to win the Prix de Rome.

Nadia was the first woman to conduct several major symphony orchestras, including New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

She became a professor at the American Conservatory of Music in Fontainebleau in 1921, and eventually became its director in 1950.

Musical figures who studied under her include:

Daniel Barenboim
Robert Russell Bennett
Marc Blitzstein
Elliott Carter
David Conte
Aaron Copland
Clifford Curzon
David Diamond
John Eliot Gardiner
Philip Glass
Roy Harris
Quincy Jones
Dinu Lipatti
Douglas Stuart Moore
Astor Piazzolla
Walter Piston
Harold Shapero
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Charles Strouse
Henryk Szeryng
Virgil Thomson
David Ward-Steinman
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