Augusta Read Thomas wins Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's Composers Award for 2015-16

University Professor of Composition Augusta Read Thomas has won the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra’s Composers Award for 2015-16. This is the oldest award of its kind in the nation, intended "to recognize and honor living composers who reside in the U. S. who are making a particularly significant contribution in the field of symphonic music, not only through their own creative efforts, but also as effective personal advocates of new approaches to the broadening of critical and appreciative standards.” Former winners include Howard Hanson, William Schuman, Walter Piston, Morton Gould, Ned Rorem, David Del Tredici, John Corigliano, Joan Tower, and others.