(1921 - 2016)
Composer and conductor, Karel Husa, was born in Prague (then in Czechoslovakia). Residing in the United States from 1954, he was naturalized American in 1959. He died on December 14, 2016 in Apex, North Carolina.
He was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition from the University of Louisville.