CELEBRATING FEMALE ARTISTS HONORING MUSICIANS THAT HAVE SHAPED ROCK AND ROLL

Female artists that have made on impact on modern music

As part of a growing, passionate community dedicated to enriching lives, School of Rock believes it is part of our mission to shine a light on the work and legacy of female musicians and songwriters. Female artists have had to fight to be heard alongside their male counterparts. While most are familiar with high-profile female vocalists, there have been far fewer female bands, musicians, songwriters, and producers in the spotlight.

 

FEMALE ARTISTS HELPED BLAZE THE PATH FOR OTHER MUSICIANS TO FOLLOW

These articles highlight various female musicians whose contributions may have been historically overlooked. Each made significant advances in their respective areas, often blazing a path for others to follow. There is no way to call out every important female musician, but this list is a good start. We will also be highlighting more artists over the coming weeks. You may notice some Black female artists that were featured in our gallery of important Black artists. We felt it was important to include them here as well.

In addition to these articles, we will also be adding new songs and performance show themes featuring female artists to our proprietary curriculum. This will allow our students to learn more about these  artists while they perform their music.

These articles were developed and co-written by a dedicated and passionate group of instructors and staff members from our very own schools. School of Rock would like to thank the following individuals for their contributions:

Arlys Alford

School of Rock Eden Prairie, MN

Jaecy Bells

School of Rock Regina, Canada

Jennifer Malone

School of Rock Oak Park and Chicago West, IL

Jenny Founds

School of Rock Easton and Allentown, PA

Kayla Torres

School of Rock East Lansing, MI

Linda Levine

School of Rock Atlanta and Snellville, GA

Megan Baskerville

School of Rock Scottsdale, Gilbert and Ahwatukee, AZ

Melissa Johnson

School of Rock Plano, TX

Molly Kirschenbaum

School of Rock New York City, NY

Socorra Camposanto

School of Rock Austin, TX

Sunshine Tea

School of Rock Chicago West, IL

Tiana Jimenez-Srisook

School of Rock Portland, OR

EXPLORE FEMALE ARTISTS THAT HAVE INFLUENCED MUSIC AS WE KNOW IT

Ani DiFranco

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Aretha Franklin

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Carol Kaye

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Big Mama Thornton

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Carole King

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Diana Ross and The Supremes

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Patsy Cline

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Kim Gordon

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Etta James

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Patti Smith

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Patti LaBelle

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Siouxsie Sioux

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe

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Suzi Quatro

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Tina Turner

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Tina Weymouth

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Tracy Chapman

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Annie Lennox

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Bonnie Raitt

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Chaka Khan

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Joni Mitchell

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Nancy Wilson

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Nina Simone

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PJ Harvey

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Poly Styrene

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The Runaways

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