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Augusta Read Thomas (born April 24, 1964) is an American composer. is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


Augusta Read Thomas was born in Glen Cove, New York. She attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, and then studied composition with Jacob Druckman at Yale University and at the Royal Academy of Music with Paul Patterson. She taught at the Eastman School of Music and received tenure there at the age of only 33, but left to teach at the Northwestern University School of Music. While she was still at Eastman, she was appointed as the Composer in Residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post that she retained until 2006, when she was succeeded by Osvaldo Golijov and Mark-Anthony Turnage. In 2006, Thomas resigned from teaching at Northwestern in order to compose exclusively. Thomas currently serves as the Chair of the Board of the American Music Center. Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... , This is about St. ... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... Jacob Druckman (June 26, 1928 – May 24, 1996) was an American composer born in Philadelphia. ... The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) is a constituent college of the University of London, and is one of the worlds leading music institutions. ... Paul Patterson (born 1947) is a British composer. ... The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (also known more simply as The Eastman School, Eastman, or ESM) is a music conservatory located in the United States. ... Established in 1895, the Northwestern University School of Music is an undergraduate and graduate institution devoted to musical performing arts and academia, located on Northwestern Universitys campus in Evanston, Illinois, about 12 miles north of downtown Chicago. ... The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Osvaldo Golijov (born in La Plata, Argentina, December 5, 1960) is a composer of classical music . ... Mark-Anthony Turnage (born June 10, 1960) is an English composer of classical music. ... The American Music Center (AMC) is a national service organization and information center dedicated to building a national community for new American Music. ...


Thomas's music avoids traditional models, such as sonata form, and traditional styles, such as folk song. One can hear the influence of composers such as Luciano Berio in her use of improvisatory-sounding rhythms and colorful harmonies. Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer. ...


An album by Chanticleer containing recordings of her choral pieces, "The Rub of Love" and "Love Songs", won a Grammy.[citation needed] Some of her other works include: "Aurora", "Galaxy Dances", "Prayer Bells", "Words of the Sea", "Bells Ring Summer", "Silhouettes", "Purple Syllables", and "Ring Flourish Blaze". Augusta Read Thomas is married to American composer Bernard Rands. Chanticleer can refer to: Chanticleer, a rooster appearing in fables surrounding the fables of Reynard the Fox. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Bernard Rands Bernard Rands (b. ...


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Augusta Read Thomas (born in 1964 in New York) is an Associate Professor on the composition faculty at the Eastman School of Music and she has been appointed to a three year term as Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra starting June, 1997.
Thomas' chamber-opera LIGEIA, (Librettist: Leslie Dunton-Downer/ based on a short story by Poe) won the prestigious International Orpheus Prize (Luciano Berio: President of the jury) and was performed in Spoleto, Italy (Luca Ronconi: Director.) LIGEIA, commissioned by Mstislav Rostropovich and Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, was premiered by Maestro Rostropovich in the 1994 Evian Festival.
Thomas was awarded fellowships from the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, the Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio), the International Rotary Foundation, L'Ecole Normal in Fountainbleau, France, Tanglewood Music Center, the Gaudeamus Foundation, the Wellesley Composers Conference, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival and June in Buffalo.
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