Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964)
Augusta Read Thomas (born in 1964 in New York) is a Professor on the composition faculty at Northwestern University, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Music Center. She previously taught at the Eastman School of Music, and she is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (through May 2000).
Ms. Thomas' chamber-opera LIGEIA won the prestigious International Orpheus Prize.