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Ronit Seter

Ronit Seter wrote entries on Israeli contemporary composers for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition (2001) and for the forthcoming Encyclopaedia Judaica. Her historical survey of Israeli music was published in Asian Composers in the Twentieth Century. She serves on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, having earned her Ph.D. on nationalism in Israeli art music at Cornell University.

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Daniella Rabinovich

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Betty Olivero

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Hagar Kadima

Until the year 2000, when Hagar Kadima founded the Israel Women Composers’ Forum, which she chaired until 2005, not even connoisseurs could have named more than a handful of significant Israeli women composers. The Forum is especially significant when one considers that as of the early 1990s, out of approximately two hundred Israeli works performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (founded in 1936), only a handful were written by women composers.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ronit Seter." (Viewed on September 23, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/seter-ronit>.

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