Joséphine Pauline Boulay (22 May 1869 – 5 August 1925) was a French organist and composer. She was born in Paris and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire with César Franck and Jules Massenet. She was blind and became the first woman to win a first prize in organ at the Conservatoire in 1888. She also won first prize in Faure's competition. For thirty-seven years she taught piano and organ at the Institute for Blind Youths She died in Paris.
Selected works include:
- Petit Carillon
- 6 Motets à la Sainte Vierge et au Saint Sacrement for voice and organ or harmonium
- Suite for violin and piano
- Andante in E
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