Location: California, USA
Dr. Thomas Conroy completed his doctoral work in music composition at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in 2006. He is also a proud graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Masters in composition, 2003). He has served on the faculties of Texas A and M University, and The Moores School of Music (University of Houston). The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra premiered his orchestral work titled Symphonic Metamorphosis, and the Woodlands Symphony orchestra has premiered several orchestral pieces. Awards include: The Paul Cooper Memorial Award in Composition and The James Highsmith prize in orchestral composition. In addition, he has served as production manager for MUSIQA, a Houston-based contemporary ensemble. He has sung professionally with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. He has sung with the Houston Chamber Choir and he composed, This Is Why I Sing, to celebrate their 10th anniversary season in May of 2006. He has studied in Paris in the European American Musical Alliance composition program. He is a member of ASCAP. Prior to his recent academic experience, he toured as an actor with several Broadway shows. Current projects include a chamber piece about the Allegory of the Cave from Plato's Republic. Tom is on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he teaches harmony and musicianship and a graduate seminar on the music of Olivier Messiaen.
youtube score/video of THIS IS WHY I SING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZprOiX4UPoQ