The Convocation Address

SHULAMIT RAN, winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in composition, is the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Music and Artistic Director of Contempo. Her catalogue of compositions includes symphonic music, opera, chamber and solo works.  She served as Composer-in-Residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.