Ingrid Arauco began her studies in composition with Robert Hall Lewis while an undergraduate at Goucher College. She received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with George Crumb, George Rochberg, Richard Wernick, and C. Jane Wilkinson. She has received awards or fellowships from the American Guild of Organists, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, and commissions from the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Settlement Music School, and the Kindler Foundation in the Library of Congress. Her works have been performed by the Colorado Quartet, Network for New Music, and the Atlanta Symphony, among other distinguished musical organizations. In 1995-96, she was the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Her compositions are published by Theodore Presser Co. and Hinshaw Music, and have been recorded on the Albany, Capstone, and Meyer Media labels. Ms. Arauco has taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and currently teaches at Haverford College.