Princely honors for Augusta Read Thomas

The Department of Music is pleased to share that His Serene Highness the Prince Albert II of Monaco has honored University Professor Augusta Read Thomas with the Cultural Medal of Monaco, bestowing on her the award of Chevalier of the Order of Cultural Merit. The order, which was established in 1952 by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, recognizes those "who have made a distinctive contribution to the arts, letters or science through their work."

This distinction was presented to Augusta by Her Royal Highness, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess of Monaco. The ceremony took place at the Prince's Palace on November 18, 2015.