Augusta Read Thomas by Anthony Barlich

Augusta Read Thomas is a Grammy-winning musical composer, who The New Yorker has described as “a true virtuoso composer.” In addition to teaching students at UChicago, she has recent and upcoming musical commissions from such diverse organizations as the Boston Symphony, Utah Symphony, Tanglewood, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. In fact, a 2015 New York Times article states her distinction of having her work performed more during 2013–2014 than any other living ASCAP composer has. Thomas is a University Professor of Composition in the Department of Music.