German composer and teacher Alice Samter was born in Berlin on 11 June 1908. She studied music while working as an accountant then worked as a teacher, composing school operas. After retiring as a teacher, she composed full time.
Her output includes chamber, choral, piano and solo vocal music, plus three school operas and six operas.
She established the Alice Samter Foundation at Berlin University of the Arts to support music students, and also donated funds to Berlin State Library to buy manuscripts by Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann.
Alice Samter died on 19 March 2004, aged ninety-five.