Thea Musgrave

May 27, 1928 –

Modern Period

Born in Scotland

Thea Musgrave was born in Scotland but now lives in the United States. Her music includes everything from huge operas to very small choral pieces. Just like Aaron Copland, she studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger – and later, she studied with Copland as well.

Musgrave is highly regarded as an opera composer and has achieved much success with her works for the stage. She has been also recognized for her work developing and promoting opera in Norfolk, Virginia.

Naomi recently created this profile of Thea Musgrave for NPR’s Here & Now progam.