Zwilich, Ellen Taafe
Zwilich, Ellen Taafe(1939– ) composer; born in Miami, Fla. After studies in violin and composition, she received the first Juilliard doctorate awarded to a woman (1975). She went on to an active career of composing modernistic but communicative music and in 1982 became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in music.
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