New post for C:T interviewee Augusta Read ThomasAugusta Read Thomas, composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the last nine years, has begun a three-year term as chair of the American Music Center's board of directors.
Thomas, whose CSO residency ends next year, is the first woman to head the center's board. The center, founded in 1939 by a consortium led by composer Aaron Copland, was the nation's first information and support center for new music.
Founded in 1939 by composer Aaron Copland and others, the American Music Center distributes grants, publishes a newsletter and the web magazine NewMusicBox.org, and maintains an online music library and a collection of 20th-century music at the New York Public Library.
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