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Thomas Thoreau is a composer caught in a healthy balance of film/game scores, jazz, and concert works. Occasionally, he manages to find time to perform, arrange, orchestrate, and conduct as well. Originally hailing from Kansas City, MO, he relocated to New Orleans to pursue his BM in Music Composition from Loyola University New Orleans. His original symphonic work “Destino de ida y vuelta” won the 2016 Loyola Composer Competition, and was premiered by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra in April of 2016.

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Thomas Thoreau is a composer caught in a healthy balance of film/game scores, jazz, and concert works. Occasionally, he manages to find time to perform, arrange, orchestrate, and conduct as well.

EDUCATION

Bachelors in Music Composition

Loyola University New Orleans

HONORS

  • 2015-2016 Loyola University

   Student Composer Competition

  • 2015 Outstanding Music Theory Student, Loyola University

  • 2016 Outstanding Music Composition Student, Loyola University


ORIGIN OF NAMES

Thomas is the Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma'), meaning "twin".

Thoreau is the French form of the Swedish Thorald, taken from the Old Norse Þóraldr, meaning "Follower of Thor."